Be Good and Help Mother

16 October 1945
Dear Linda and Norma,
          Hello, how are my big girls today?  I haven't been able to receive any mail for some time now so I can just guess and hope that you are both being real good and helping Mother as much as you can.
          I had a few special things for you but they were lost on the ship.  However, I did manage to salvage some things and will bring them home with me.  How soon that'll be is hard to say but I hope it won't be too long.
          'Bye for now my darlings,