Hq XIX Corps, APO 270
Postmaster, N.Y., N.Y.
21 March 1944
Mary W. Garner, SK3c
U.S. Naval Air Station
Minneapolis, 6, Minnesota
Well kid, how are you these spring days? Is there anything new around your way? I received a letter from Mother and Dad the other day and I understand, she and dad have gotten a house on Calverton Heights Avenue. Back to the old neighborhood. Well I guess that is just about the best they could do at this time. When I get home, I hope there will be something open at Towson or Wiltondale. I really think that is about the only section of the city to live in.
Incidentally, did you read that piece in the Life Magazine, 14 Feb 44 knocking Baltimore? Some of those damn hillbillies from the hill that never saw light before probably wrote it. Boy, it really made my blood pressure rise in a hurry. Those morons are the ones that have made Baltimore the mess that it has been since the war. Of course they wouldn't know anything about that.
I accepted that invitation to my friend's home that I told you about. It really was a lovely few days. Incidentally, Sis, will you do me a favor?
Would you send her a black shoulder-sling handbag? I'll send you the money for it so don't worry about that. She is really a sweet kid and I'll send you a picture as soon as I can get one of her. She has given me a little ship's bell for a charm bracelet to send you from her. I bought you a little gold filled pin.
It isn't much but I thought you'd like it. I'll try to get off to you tomorrow.
Well I guess I'll close for now because I'm at work and I see a job coming up.
Lots of love from your loving brother,