Daddy Misses You

Lt. (j.g.) Gilbert Steingart
U.S.S. Ocelot, F.P.O. San Francisco
15 March 1945
Dearest Linda,
          I received your very sweet letter today and I was surprised at how well you draw.  My goodness, your chicken and rabbit looked so real I thought they would jump off the paper and right onto my desk.
          Ethyl Leavy wrote me and told me how well you and Norma are dancing now and what good, sweet little girls you are.  Keep up the good work.  You are both making me very happy and proud of you.
          Honey, daddy misses you, Norma and Mama, too and I'll try to come home as soon as possible.
          In the meantime keep up the good work at school and at home.