Letter from Mom to JA
Written 12 May 1943

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              Troup May 12

Dear Son. We recd your clothes yesterday. they are nice will keep them for you the best I can. these blue shirts will make Dad good work shirts. Looks like they were to large for you. I will wash the dirty ones, sure made me want to see you. I am glad you are going to school what are you studing now? well we went to Laird hill yesterday eve; a tornado struck there. sure tore up that place 2 churches, school, oil Derricks just lay flat with the corner blocks up out of the ground some killed some bruised up & hurt bat.
we picked berries my


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hands look like negroes I have been making jam & Jelly. The seniors are giving their play tomorrow nite. come go with us. Vesta & Family spent Sun. with us. haveen't saw Otis in a long time, Harris'es went down there last week end John L & Minnie Ruth was home to go. Kenneth got another Reg: card He has been set up to A3 he may be in training this Fall. Raymond is going to have his teeth all taken out his gums are bad Paul Jr & Eddie have a nice time playing he had his third birthday Mon; he feels like he was 6 instead of 3. Donald is a Cub


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he likes to go. him & Earnest S goes to Carlslile ever Thur after school. he rides or works Dan to a sled when ever he likes. Octa taken his bicycle to ride to work, its about wore out. I will have to close & get dinner, Dad is working

                    Lots Love
write soon          Mother

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