Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A Convention of "The Boys"

Pencil sketch of a bird
by Art Price.
Tuesday, February 7, 1950

20 Cooper Street
Southampton, NY

Dear June,

Well we had a busy day at Roulston’s today.  I didn’t get there till 9 A.M.  My boss Rod went to lunch from 1 to 2 and then from 3:30 to 5:30 he went with Bruno to the clinic to get the stitches taken out.  They had to wait for the doctor, I guess.  The store looked like a convention from 5:30 to 6.  Bruno, Joe, “Singer,” Farmer (minus appendix), Jack Raynor and I were beside the box, and Rod stood around and talked, mostly kidding Bruno.  Do you remember Jack Raynor?  You met him late one night but you might not remember him.  He was formerly one of the boys (married now).

I didn’t do much of anything this evening.  I read a little, but am having trouble keeping my eyes open.  I guess I’ll go to bed early.  I hope you won’t be lonesome riding the subways alone.  I know you won’t go out at night alone though.

Is Shirl feeling better?  Remember me to her.  If she decides to go home next weekend, don’t be “embarrassed” to tell me.

Don’t forget to write me now.  I miss you very much.  I love you, darling.  Be good and take care of yourself.



(Tomorrow – more homework for Partida.)

© 2011 Lee Price

1 comment:

  1. A Convention of "The Boys". Love it. I can just picture Farmer with all the boys way back when.