letter from dad to grandmother
August 18, 1963
I am enclosing the check which we promised to send, when you wired the money. After Mildred left, I got to thinking that she might need to call me for money, and I thought I should hold it for her. So I did – and she did. But I’ve been working overtime since she left, and I’ll have the money next payday so go ahead and cash it.
I know that if you hadn’t heard from her you would have called me, and since you haven’t I guess she must have written to you. You may even have heard more than I have – the mail seems awfully slow coming this way. The letter I got on Friday was mailed in Whitehorse on the preceding Saturday!
Naturally I’ve been lonely, and worried about them, but it seems as though they’re getting along okay.
I wish I could keep in closer touch with her, but I know when she gets back into the U.S. the mail service will improve.
I don’t know if Mil gave you my office address: c.o District Engineer, Box 7002, Anchorage. Drop me a line and let me know how you are, and what you’ve heard. Love, Bill.
P.S. You’ll be glad to hear that we got the patent to our homestead last week – 120 acres of it, at least. (smiley face) B.