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Graeff, Susan Prowell, (1890-1967) to Leonard Eugene Graeff

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09611.133 Author/Creator: Graeff, Susan Prowell, (1890-1967) Place Written: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 22 October 1943 Pagination: 4 p. : envelope ; 25.3 x 17 cm.

Summary of Content: One letter from Susan Prowell Graeff and Raymond James Graeff to Leonard Eugene Graeff dated October 22, 1943. Susan writes that it has been a busy week. There was fire wood and kindling they had that Malinda wanted, so Raymond had to bring it over. She also cleaned the house a bit and had a doctor's appointment. Susan mentions Fall orders came in and she managed to get herself a new sweater, table cloth, pocket book, house dress and a general wear dress. She mentions sending him a box of peanuts. She mentions visiting Malinda, and showing his photo to her. Malinda really likes it and would like one of him as well. Frank Baylee is moving into Mrs. Orris's house to take care of her after a fall. Susan mentions the suit that Lill is making Betty. She says the skirt is done and looks "swell", and Lill is hoping it is finished when Leonard is on leave so she can show him. Susan asks if Leonard is getting anxious to be home and if he knows what is happening with Russell Winemiller and "Fuzzie." Raymond got a new pen so hopefully he will write Leonard now. Susan also mentions that antifreeze is only available in large drums not small cans so you have to go to a mechanic to have it added.

People: Graeff, Leonard Eugene, 1920-2016
Graeff, Raymond James, 1889-1963
Graeff, Susan Prowell, 1890-1967
Graeff, Malinda, fl. 1943
Hogentogle, Betty June, fl. 1943
Winemiller, Robert A., 1921-

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: World War IIWar SalvageWar Rationing and RecyclingDiseaseAutomobileFamily

Sub Era: World War II

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