Letters

The Letters From Snook To Gee

Dearest Gee

Dearest Gee. Every letter home starts the same way, all 340 or so I have collected in this old wooden shoe shine kit box. Snook loved Gee, from the moment they met in 1935 until his passing in 1989, with Gee by his side. The man I knew, my grandfather, was an exceptionally gentle man,Continue reading “Dearest Gee”

Friday, May 4, 1945

Dearest Gee. Didn’t get any letters yesterday or today, honey, but guess I shouldn’t kick after that gob I got the other day. The package is all gone now. We ate noodles and jelly, eggs, fried potatoes and just before the meal we each took a snort of ye olden Taylor. T’were in the neighborhoodContinue reading “Friday, May 4, 1945”

Thursday, May 3, 1945

Dearest Gee. Honey, I’m sure getting way behind on my correspondence. I just can’t find the time or opportunity it seems. I hit the jackpot again and got four letters from you. Nice long ones too. They were dated March 17, April 3, 8, and 10th. Also got one from Erv, and one from Mom,Continue reading “Thursday, May 3, 1945”

Sunday, April 29, 1945

Dearest Gee. Hit the jackpot from you today, honey. Got a nice one from Mom too. Yours were dated March 18, 22, and April 5. The March 18 one looked like it had really been through the war. It had got wet and I could hardly make it out. It had the basketball winners inContinue reading “Sunday, April 29, 1945”

Saturday, April 28, 1945

Dearest Gee. Well, honey, I got your delivery package yesterday of a half peanut (?) and coke and noodles. Boy, did that go good. The boys all said to write you again so I am. It went down right easy. I also got a package from Jack and Hilah of fudge and magazines. Sure wasContinue reading “Saturday, April 28, 1945”

Thursday, April 26, 1945

Dearest Gee. Have a few spare minutes tonight honey, so I’ll try to answer the swell letter of April 6 I got a couple days ago. I also got a nice long job from Dad today. It was the first time I’ve heard from him in some time. I noticed tonight that we got quiteContinue reading “Thursday, April 26, 1945”

Thursday, April 19, 1945

Dearest Gee. Honey, I received that very fittin (?) pen today. It came through in fine shape and I sure do like it. You must have got quite a bargain. I’ve been showing it around and have had about a half a dozen offers to buy it already. Don’t worry, I sure don’t intend toContinue reading “Thursday, April 19, 1945”

Tuesday, April 17, 1945

Dearest Gee. Well, honey, this certainly was a surprise to get this stationary. I hope you haven’t impinged on any copyrights or patents. It came just a little late tho, since I’m no longer a member of said organization. Guess there is no law against using the stationary tho. Sure thank you, kid. The fellowsContinue reading “Tuesday, April 17, 1945”

Sunday, April 8, 1945

Somewhere in Germany. Dearest Gee. Well, honey, I feel pretty good today since I got four letters from you, a five pager typewritten from Mildred, and a four-pager from Mom. Your letters were dated March 19, 20, 22, and 23rd so they were fairly late ones which made it all the better. This is aContinue reading “Sunday, April 8, 1945”

Friday, April 6, 1945

Somewhere in Germany. Dearest Gee. Well, honey, guess it’s time I got off a few lines to you and let you know I’m still okay. I got your March 11 and 14th letters awhile back so will try to answer them. Don’t know when we will get any fresh mail but hope it is soon.Continue reading “Friday, April 6, 1945”

Thursday, March 29, 1945

Dearest Gee. Guess the mail is slowing down again now. I just got a letter from Chick telling me about him being in the hospital with yellow jaundice. You told me that in your last letter. He said Paul Wilson was in to see him. Also told me he hadn’t been to Nancy yet butContinue reading “Thursday, March 29, 1945”

March 26 or 27, 1945

Dearest Gee. Had a little field day today in the mail line. Got your two swell letters of March 9th and 12th and a nice box. Also got a v-mail from Sis dated March 14th. That was making pretty good time, wasn’t it? The box you sent had a bottle of coke in it, aContinue reading “March 26 or 27, 1945”

March 25 or 26, 1945

Dearest Gee. Got three letters from you today, kid, and one four pager from dad. Yours were dated Feb. 28, March 1st, and 14th. Really enjoyed the jokes that Val told you. Especially the one about the mouse. Where does she get them all? I was glad to get the letter from dad. Guess SisContinue reading “March 25 or 26, 1945”

Friday, March 23, 1945

Dearest Gee. Didn’t get any mail from you today. I got a v-mail from Coe tho so I wasn’t entirely left out. I hope I hear from you tomorrow tho. I’m sending you and Mom one of these souvenir handkerchiefs. Thought maybe you’d like to add it to the collection. They aren’t worth what IContinue reading “Friday, March 23, 1945”

Wednesday, March 21, 1945

Dearest Gee. Well, I hit the jackpot again today, honey. I got your two letters dated Feb. 29 and March 5, one from Sis, one from L. Harry, and one from the War Department. Yours were a v-mail and an Easter card with a letter in it four double-pages long. Was that ever a doozy!Continue reading “Wednesday, March 21, 1945”

Tuesday, March 20, 1945

Dearest Gee. Received your March 2 and March 5 letters today. First I’ve gotten from you for four or five days so I was glad to get them. Also got an Easter card from Jennie with a note on the back. Please thank her for me. It was a cute card. While I’m on theContinue reading “Tuesday, March 20, 1945”

Saturday, March 17, 1945

Dearest Gee. Well, honey, I got four nice packages from you today and one from Sis and one letter with handkerchiefs in it from Mom. I got three packs of cigarettes from Sis and four from you, and two packs of Sir Walter Raleigh pipe tobacco. The rest was funny papers. Sure thank you aContinue reading “Saturday, March 17, 1945”

Thursday, March 15, 1945

Dearest Gee. Well, honey, no mail for two days now. Sure hope I connect tomorrow. We got paid tonight so I’m in the dough again. How are you fixed? Have you got the fifty yet? I’m going to try one more time to get some souvenirs but don’t think I’ll have much luck. It’s goingContinue reading “Thursday, March 15, 1945”

Tuesday, March 13, 1945

Dearest Gee. Been hitting a few more letters the last couple days. Got your v-mail of Feb. 23 telling me about Eli so you can see that air mail letters gets here lots quicker as I’ve had your airmail letter since last Thursday or Friday. Also got an old v-mail from Mom. It wasn’t tooContinue reading “Tuesday, March 13, 1945”

Sunday, March 11, 1945

Dearest Gee. Got two letters today, honey, I sure have been sweating out. Since I got your letter about Eli I’ve been wondering how things were going. It sure knocked the props out from me. Today, I got your Feb. 27 letter and one from Mildred C. Of Feb. 23. She had written two lettersContinue reading “Sunday, March 11, 1945”

Thursday, March 8, 1945

Dearest Gee. Lord, kid, I got your Feb 23 letter today about Eli and it sure floored me. I sure wasn’t looking for anything like that. Was going to send a telegram but wrote a letter instead. It would take another week for a telegram to get back anyway. He must have just gone offContinue reading “Thursday, March 8, 1945”

Monday, March 5, 1945

Dearest Gee. Received five letters today but should only have got three of them. Poor Coe, she wrote me a v-mail and Erv one and then sent them both to me. I’ll send his on to him the first chance I get. I got two nice letters from you, honey, one Feb. 20 and theContinue reading “Monday, March 5, 1945”

Sunday, March 4, 1945

Dearest Gee. Well, well, what do you know, a Sunday off for a change. I’m really catching up on some shut-eye and rest. I got your swell St. Patrick’s Day card and letter, honey. You don’t forget any holiday, do you? Glad to hear I have seven boxes on the way but can’t for theContinue reading “Sunday, March 4, 1945”

Thursday, March 1, 1945

Dearest Gee Well, honey, you’ll be giving me back to the Indians for not writing but I sure haven’t had any time for it this week. I got a lot of nice things from you tho. I got your package of cigarettes and film. Two packages, that is, and four packages of candles. Sure doContinue reading “Thursday, March 1, 1945”

Monday, February 19, 1945

Dearest Gee. Well, honey, the guys are all getting kinda mad at me again because I seem to be getting all the mail. Boy it sure is piling up. Haven’t had much time to write any letters which makes me in arrears on the answering. First off, I got your lovely Valentine card, kid, andContinue reading “Monday, February 19, 1945”

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