"Dear DeVere:- So glad to get a Christmas card from you and know where you are stationed. Joseph is in New Guinea and Henry in the Rhine Valley so we are scattered far. Sure hope Joseph & Joyce can get together he doesn't think they are very close. And suppose it will be just luck if Henry & Dale & Wayne should run across each other but don't suppose they might."
-- Letter from Lillian Burge, Argenta, Ill., to my father, Boulder, Colo., December 18[?], 1944. Henry and Joseph were her sons. The other men mentioned were their cousins.