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Letters from Larry – 25 December 1941

25 December 1941 – Queens, New York

This is a blue Christmas card – the cover has a young woman arranging flowers, with a gold ribbon tied through the card.

On the front of the card, it says:

To my Dear Sweetheart at Christmas

Inside the card, it says:

In the light of Christmas candles

It is your own smile I see

And I cherish every memory

Which your dearness brings to me….

By the merry Christmas candles

I will make this wish sincere:

May joy light the world at Christmas

Just for you….. My Sweetheart Dear!

Handwritten underneath the poem:

To the Sweetest Sweetheart of them all

From Larry with Love

Letters from Larry – 11 December 1941

11 December 1941 – Queens, New York

This is a pink birthday card – the cover has a young woman arranging flowers, with a gold ribbon tied through the card.

On the front of the card, it says:

To You at Sweet Sixteen

Inside the card, it says:

Your sixteenth Birthday is the day

When life has never seemed so gay.

The world looks bright and brave and new,

And evidently made for you.

Oh, I wish you neither wealth nor fame,

But just that you’ll always feel the same!

Handwritten underneath the poem:

To Marion

With love

From Larry

Letters from Larry – 3 December 1941

3 December 1941 – Queens, New York

Dearest Marion,

Last night you probably thought I was silly for acting the way I did.  For some reason or another I felt as if I had lost you.  I love you more than anything else in the world.  Your like my right arm, if someone was to cut it off I’d be finished.  Last night made me realize more fully how much you mean to me.  That’s the God’s honest truth, take it or leave it.

You know Marion your the one that has kept me going.  I am trying to achieve a goal, all for you.  Maybe I’m trying to hard you make me understand that I’ve been neglecting you.  I am really sorry honey.  I don’t deserve a girl like you, your too good for me.  We have been going together for over seven months and you’ve gotten some raw deals am very lucky to still have you.  I’ll have to close now it’s getting late.  But don’t forget no matter who you go out with or when you out, I’ll still be here waiting for you when you come back. So long honey. I’m thinking of you, always.

With love, sincere love

I remain yours,

Larry

P.S. I’ll see you tonight.  Please keep this letter between you and I.

Letters from Larry – 26 October 1941

26 October 1941 – Queens, New York

My Dearest,

Tonight for one fleeting moment I thought I had lost you.  My hopes crashed to the ground, my castles of happiness were a mass of ruins.  This happened when you thought I was fresh.  I really couldn’t blame you for feeling hurt and angry.  I really didn’t mean it was an accident.  I didn’t realize for the moment what had happened.  Please forgive me.  I honestly didn’t mean it.  Please forget it.  It will never happen again.  I love you more than anything else in the whole wide world.  I don’t want anything to part us.

When you asked me if I liked you more than any other girl I ever went with I told you the truth. I do.  I am very lucky to have a girl like you.  When I used to leave those girls at night I never missed them. It seemed like a common everyday thing. It was like school, once I left I forgot about them.  But with you it’s different.  I work all day with you on my mind, I go to sleep and wake up with you on mind.  Your like a part of me.  If you even left me I’d go crazy.  I love you angel, with all my heart.  Don’t ever leave me honey, please, unless you absolutely feel you don’t like me the least bit anymore. Whenever troubled times come I think of you and all the fun we’ve had together.  You are consolations to weary body and troubled mind.  Without you I’d be a total loss.  Believe me dearest I really and truly mean this. Well honey you know how I feel.  I’d give anything I possibly could to hold you forever mine.

With lots of love,

Larry

P.S. If you want to make me happy and being that I won’t see you till Tuesday night.  I would love it if you would write me a letter and explain how you feel.  Please do.  I’ll be looking forward to it all day.  You can give it to my sister or put it in the mailbox or give it to Jim to bring up my house.  Please, please write.

Love again and always,

Larry

Letters from Larry – 21 October 1941

21 October 1941 – Queens, New York

Dearest Marion,

I’m am very sorry I didn’t see you last night. I  got home pretty late and being you said you’d probably be undressed I didn’t call for you.  Yesterday afternoon about ten after three I was going to call Lou’s and tell him to call you to the phone so I could talk to you.  But I couldn’t get down to the cafeteria to make the call.

I am beginning to miss you more and more each day. But when I come home and see you, even for only a few minutes, it’s wonderful.  I often wonder if you miss me as much as I miss you and wonder to whether or not the times we see each other are just as wonderful as they seem to me.  Fellows down the place talk about their girlfriends but none of them seem like you.  Your different, your my little angel.

Honey I love you more than words can express.  There’s a song called “The Words Are In My Heart” which would help explain the situation.  I really mean that.  I love you more than anything else.  The bug has bitten me harder than ever.  I hope the same one bit you just as hard.  Well dear I think I’ll close now its late.  Please forgive this obnoxious writing. Think of me angel, I think of you “All thru the day and o’er the night.” (“This Love of Mine.”)

I remain yours with loads of love and kisses,

Larry

P.S. Please, please do not show this to anybody, including your sister.  Its for you and you alone.  I’ll see you tomorrow night at 7:30 for Confraternity.

Love again and always,

Larry

Note: The Words Are in My Heart, recorded by Dick Powell in 1935 for the movie Gold Diggers of 1935, starring Dick Powell and Gloria Stuart.

In my song of love
The moon above makes the music.
The words are in my heart.
My lips may be afraid
To serenade you tonight but
The words are in my heart.

Roses red in rhythm are swaying,
And like my heart, they’re tenderly saying:
My dear, I love you so
And even though I can’t say it
The words are in my heart.

This Love of Mine by Frank Sinatra, recorded in 1941 with Tommy Dorsey.

This love of mine goes on and on
Though life is empty since you have gone
You’re always on my mind, though out of sight
It’s lonesome through the day
But oh, the night
I cry my heart out, it’s bound to break
Since nothing matters, let it break
I ask the sun and the moon
The stars that shine
What’s to become of it
This love of mine
I ask the sun and the moon
The stars that shine
What’s to become of it
This love of mine
This love of mine goes on and on

Confraternity: A confraternity or sodality is a voluntary association of the faithful, established and guided by competent ecclesiastical authority for the promotion of special works of Christian charity or piety.   (From the New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia, http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/04223a.htm, Accessed: 29 July 2018.)

 

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