Letters from Larry – 17 August 1942

17August 1942 – Queens, New York

Dearest Marion,

I love you, I love you, I love you.  Just a little reminder about tomorrow night (Friday).  Leave the house at 4:30 the latest. Take Fulton “L” to Rockaway Avenue, change take subway to Hoyt & Schermerhorn Street.  Watch for the stations so that you won’t miss it.  I’ll meet you at the change booth.  Just in case I’m not there wait for me.  But I’ll probably be there.  I’m sorry I didn’t get to see Wed. night but the meeting ended at 10 o’clock.  We were practicing for the Demonstration.

Well now that that’s over I can tell you I love you again.  Your wonderful dear. I adore you.  I just happened to think if you out with one of those sailors we won’t be going “steady”.  Shux, I don’t like that so much.  That’s about all for now.  Goodbye sweetheart.

Sincerest Love,


P.S. In my dreams tonight I’ll say “Come to Poppa” L.R.

Note: Based on the description, this was instructions to take the subway from the Rockaway area of Brooklyn to the area of Brooklyn just west of Fort Greene, on what was then known as the Interborough Subway (IRT).

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