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Graeff, Raymond James, (1889-1963) to Leonard Eugene Graeff

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09611.138 Author/Creator: Graeff, Raymond James, (1889-1963) Place Written: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 28 October 1943 Pagination: 2 p. : envelope ; 25.3 x 16.9 cm.

One letter from Raymond James Graeff to Leonard Eugene Graeff dated October 28, 1943. Raymond writes that this is the first letter he has written in twenty five years. He is writing with his new pen, a Parker medium-point pen. He reports that Susan is cleaning upstairs this week, so he is on "K.P. duty," cleaning the kitchen. He happens to like washing the dishes. He also reports that Susan's health seems to be better. He is glad that Leonard likes the peanuts because they are better than shelled peanuts, for a clean barrack. Betty Hogentogler's dress is ready and looks good. He mentions that he doinging the grocery shopping and that, "I am all right as long as the points last sometimes they don't last it takes 16 Red for a lb of butter out of 32 pts per week so not much butter." He mentions that good brands of foods are harder to get. He relates that the last time he went to the store there was a kitten the size of a small rabbit that he was petting. A lady with a dog twice the kitten's size came around the corner. The kitten went after the dog, and the dog ran away squealing. Raymond also mentions Leonard's car and maintenance he can do.

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