Walter E. Dandy Letter 07/04/36

Here it is the 4th and I had hoped to be with my family, but the best laid plans and mice and men gang aft a-gley. I miss you all very very much. There isn’t anyone to rub my head to sleep. No one to steal my tooth paste and shaving cup and pile up the tubs and no one to do so many things, but still I wake up at 6 AM. However, I get an early start every morning and am usually asleep at 9:30.

I certainly enjoyed Kitty Lou’s letter. She writes well and her penmanship is excellent –

better than her mother’s, Helen says. The weather here has been perfect, with plenty of rain. There hasn’t been a hot day yet. Some of the time, sleep under a blanket.

Work has been heavy. Stafford has gone and Vandergrift is in his place. Haven’t played much golf but going out today and more regularly from now on. No swimming. Hope to get up with you about the middle of the month. How did you like Margaret’s picture? Sent the proofs and picture to Mrs. Hook. How is my little girl? I miss her! But glad to know you are all happy and well.

Love and Kisses,

Daddy x x x x x x