‘I Took My First Bath in a Bathtub Yesterday Since I Left Home’

The tub Babe left behind on Lexington Avenue looked vaguely like this. Only it was turquoise, as I remember it.

The tub Babe left behind on Lexington Avenue looked vaguely like this. Only it was turquoise, as I remember it.

Written April 24, 1944; postmarked April 26, 1944

Dear Folks,

I am well, happy and safe and I hope you all are the same.

I took my first bath in a bathtub yesterday since I left home. The water was so hot that my feet are still blistered, but boy, it felt good.

Spring fever sure has caught up with me now. I can barely get up enough energy to hold the pen.

I never met up with either of the Joes, but if I had their addresses, I would have guaranteed to see them. As a matter of fact, I haven’t seen anyone from home yet for various reasons.

In your next letter, send me Vince’s address. I haven’t heard from him in a long time. The last I heard from him, he was at Cornell.

That’s about all I have to say, so I’ll be signing off now. Give my love to all including Rosemarie and Spring Street.

Love and kisses,

Babe

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