APRIL 4, 1944
A FEW DAYS AGO I RECEIVED A CARD FROM YOU WRITTEN ON NOVEMBER 14, 1943. I WAS REALLY GLAD TO HEAR FROM YOU AND TO KNOW THAT YOU HAD RECEIVED MY LETTER. TOO, I WAS GLAD TO HEAR THAT YOU WERE GETTING ALONG ALL RIGHT AND THAT THE RED CROSS IS ON THE JOB. REMEMBER THE LETTERS YOU USED TO GET FROM ME WAY BACK IN EARLY 1942? WELL, NOW I AM WRITING TO NEARLY 350.
THE OLD COMMUNITY HOUSE LOOKS JUST ABOUT THE SAME AS IT DID WHEN YOU LAST SAW IT, BUT OF COURSE THE CROWD THAT COMES IN HAS CHANGED A LOT. LUCKY STILL RUNS THE POOL TABLES, AND LUCY AND I ARE STILL TRYING TO KEEP THE KIDS BUSY AND OUT OF TOO MUCH MISCHIEF. DOUG KRAMER KEEPS THE PLACE CLEAN AND ALSO LOOKS AFTER THE PARK. JOHN POPP IS STILL CUTTING HAIR AND TELLING TALES ABOUT HIS HUNTING AND FISHING EXPERIENCES.
SPEAKING OF FISHING, HERE IS A REAL ONE THAT DID NOT GET AWAY! ABOUT TWO WEEKS AGO, BURDCELL BOTTORFF WENT UP TO THE BRICK CHURCH TO FISH AND, IN ADDITION TO A NICE STRING OF LITTLE ONES, HE LANDED A LARGE-MOUTH BASS WEIGHING 5 POUNDS AND 2 OUNCES AND MEASURING 21 1/2 INCHES. HE CAUGHT IT ON A LIVE MINNOW. THIS WAS THE BEST CATCH I HAVE SEEN HERE SINCE I CAME TO SPEED ABOUT NINETEEN YEARS A GO.
I SEE YOUR DAD ALMOST EVERY DAY AND HE SEEMS TO BE AS USUAL. I HAVE NOT SEEN YOUR MOTHER LATELY BUT I AM SURE SHE IS FINE TOO.
WORK AT THE MILL GOES ON ABOUT AS USUAL BUT WITH FEWER ON THE JOB THAN USUAL.
I AM ENCLOSING A RESUME OF THE HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SEASON. YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN IT EVEN THOUGH IT PROBABLY WILL BE TIME FOR A NEW SEASON WHEN YOU RECEIVE IT. AS USUAL, THE BOYS DID FAIRLY WELL UNTIL THEY HAD TO PLAY JEFF AND THEN- -WELL, IT WAS THE SAME OLD STORY; TOO MUCH JEFF!
I�LL SE GLAD TO HEAR FROM YOU AGAIN, T-BONE, WHENEVER YOU HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO WRITE.
JESSE G. DORSEY
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