Mar 22, 2013

Mon, Mar 22, 1943: Happy Birthday

“Happy Birthday to you!  I suppose Stanley delivered the customary paddling and 'one to grow on' or is he big enough to manhandle you yet?  It was too bad that I didn't get home to be around the supper table for my share of that delicious angel-food cake, that mother not doubt made for the occasion.  But maybe, if you receive this letter in time, you'll save me a piece, which I can eat upon my arrival home next Friday.”
-- Letter from my father, Winfield, Kans., to my aunt, Barbara Brown, Bloomington, Kans., Monday, March 22, 1943.  It was her fifteenth birthday.

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