Monday, November 8, 2010

A New Apartment

Filling in with some background information during a letter-writing hiatus from October 6 to November 9, 1949, as June recuperates at the hospital from a ruptured appendix…

When June returned to New York City in early November 1949, it was to a new and cheaper apartment.  We can assume that her roommate Shirley Stahl must have done the legwork of finding a more appropriate apartment while June was recovering from the ruptured appendix.

The new apartment was located one block west of Central Park and two blocks north of the American Museum of Natural History.  It was twelve blocks closer to Traphagen than her previous address, but that would have only meant a couple of minutes difference in travel time on the subway.
 Before June left for the city, she and Art agreed to immediately resume the correspondence they had started in early October only to be interrupted by June's appendix crisis.  While Art kept his side of the bargain and began writing letters right away, the first weeks worth of letters from him appear to be lost.  Therefore the next week will be dominated by June's letters (plenty of them!) and Art will rejoin the back-and-forth on November 20.  It's good to be getting back to the letters at long last! 

Tomorrow, the correspondence resumes!

© 2010 Lee Price

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