“We are respectfully, Yours”

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1943

My grandfather’s English might not have been the best but he was a master of tact. In this letter to his machatunista, he was polite but still direct . No harm in proposing a phone call?

“Almost every winter, between Xmas and Spring seasons, we are taking our annual GGpa letterCR  Jan 18, 1943vacation. Of course, mountains and seas shores are out. It is cities where we are doing our vacationing.

Chicago has now naturally taken the lead in our pickings. And so tomorrow, between 1-30 to 2-30 p.m. we will wait for [a] train at Grand Central Station. We would very much like to get in touch with you by phone.

We are respectfully, Yours….”

This simple request would have a very long fuse.


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