Friday, December 31, 1943 (New Year’s Eve)

Dearest Gee.

Guess this will be the last letter you’ll get from me this year. Having a hell of a time getting it written. S’pose by now you are getting ready for a big New Years part. Don’t forget to have somebody turn out the lights for you. Mrs. Ozier and Cecil are having the Reader’s Digest sent to me. Pretty nice – and wouldn’t you know I wrote them a letter and forgot to thank them for it? If I get the time I’ll write them again or else you can thank them for me.

Did you ever get those taxes straightened out? You’ve never said anything about it. If the government goes thru with that soldiers bonus bill it will just about pay up the damn taxes won’t it?

I hope my letters are straightened out by now. Tell them all I wished them a Happy New Year. See you for the next one. I sure love you.

Snook

While there was no War Bonus Act passed as there was following the First World War, it’s possible Snook was referring to the The Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, commonly known today as the G.I. Bill, which went before Congress in January 1944, shortly after this letter was written, and finally signed into law on June 22, 1944.

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