To Linda--You've Learned to Write Very Well
9 May 1945
Received you letter today and am answering right away. I'm glad you had such a nice birthday party. Mother wrote me all about it and I was truly sorry to miss it. Let's hope that never again will I ever miss any of your birthdays.
How do you like being in the first grade? You've learned to write very well and I hear you do just as well with your reading. I really am proud of you.
I know you want to know when I'm coming home, but I really don't know for sure. However I do think it'll be soon.
Goodbye for now and write soon.