Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Stern Lecture

Pencil drawing by Art Price.

Wednesday, February 22, 1950

20 Cooper Street
Southampton, NY

Dear June,

What’s the idea of not writing just because a letter is a day late?  You can’t do that to me.  I love you, darling, but I’ll be angry if you do it again.  I’ll accept some excuses for not writing but not this one.  I look forward to your letters so much.  You know I wait for them just like you do.

It was wonderful to talk to you yesterday.  I would have liked to sit and listen to your voice all afternoon.  Of course, this will be a short letter.  Not much has happened since.  I washed my car this afternoon – first time in months.  Then I went to see Twelve O’Clock High tonight.  It was very good as you probably already know.  Then I came home right afterward.  I’m behaving myself.  No more beer for me.

I missed you very much last night, darling.  I miss you very much all the time.  Take good care of yourself and good night for now,



(Tomorrow – girls night out on Broadway.)

© 2011 Lee Price

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