My Genealogy

Letters from Larry – 14 August 1942

August 14, 1942 6:25 a.m. – Queens, New York

Dearest Marion,

Well honey I’m trying to write something to you. Still feel bad about last night.  Please don’t.  I didn’t want to hurt your feelings.  Gee, I love you so much that I feel like staying home from work today and coming around to see you.  I served 4 to 6 in the Air Raid Wardens and I was awake about a half-hour thinking about you.  That was at 4 o’clock and the same thing at 11:30 last night.  Some day hon I won’t have to send you notes.  I’ll be able to wake you up at 6 [in] the morning to tell you I love you.  Won’t that be nice?  (Or will it?)  I’ll be thinking about you all day today and you’ll be in school.  (Darn it).  I’ve been writing 15 minutes now and didn’t say very much and now its time to leave.  Well so long honey.

Love & kisses


P.S. If you want to you can write a note to me and leave it with my grandfather this afternoon.  L.R.

(Finished 6:41 a.m.)


Note: there are 8 red lipstick blot marks on the backside of the letter.

Letters from Larry – 7 August 1942

7 August 1942 – Queens, New York

Dearest Marion,

I received your card & letter.  If I didn’t get a letter from you I was going to spank you good and proper.  Well how’s my little angel.  I miss you so much.  I wish I was out there or you were home.  If you go out in the boat again don’t fall overboard.  Jimmy, his mother and myself went crabbing Wed. and we only got 5 crabs from 9 to 7:30.

Eddie, Moe & I are going fishing tomorrow.  Enough of that now.  Every night before I go to sleep I think about you and practically go nuts.  I really miss you and I want some of your lovin’.  I want you to know I love you so much I keep wishing you were mine, all mine.  Honey, tell me you love mell [sic], please.  I know you do but please write it anyhow.  Well sweetheart, I can’t write anymore now its time to eat.  I’ll tell you how much I love you when you’re home.

Love from the bottom of my heart,


P.S. I adore you.  L.R.

Letters from Larry – 4 August 1942

4 August 1942 – Queens, New York

Dearest Marion,

Well here’s your letter.  I miss you already.  When your train pulled out yesterday I had a funny feeling it seemed as if you were going away for good.  I’m very glad it is not for good because I’m going to miss you a whole lot.

I love you so much it’s going to be hard not seeing you.  I had a nice dream last night.  It was about you and me.  You’ll never guess what we were doing (am I kidding?).

You’ve only been gone 19 hours and I feel lousey.  I hope this week goes fast.  I have to neck with someone and that someone is you.

Honey, don’t be disappointed because this letter isn’t long because I really don’t know what to say except I love you more than anything in the world and I want you more than anything in the world.

Well how’s the country? Did you arrive safe?  I hope so.  Well I think I’ll have to close because there is really nothing much to tell you.  So long honey.

xxx Lots of Love,


P.S. Miss me?  I hope so because I miss you a whole lot.  Jr. misses you too.  L.R.

P.P.S. Tell Terry I was asking for her and her family.  Tell her it’s been pretty peaceful around here since she went away.  (If she gets mad tell her I’m only kidding.)

Love again,


Letters from Larry – 3 August 1942

3 August 1942 – Queens, New York

Dear Marion,

I’m sorry honey, but I won’t be around today as I got in late and am very tired.  I’m going to sleep till supper time.  I love you sweetheart.  I’ll see you tomorrow.




Here’s a big kiss for you.


Letters from Larry – 3 June 1942

3 June 1942 – Queens, New York

My Dearest Sweetheart,

The last three nights we spent together were nothing short of heavenly.  You do things to me that have never been done before.  Your as sweet and innocent your all a fellow could ask for.  When I hold you in my arms the and everything else just disappear and become unknown.  I wish deep down in my heart that you will be mine always.  Don’t change your mind about me, ever.  Please don’t.  I also wish that one day we’ll have a little house of our own with things the way you like them and have you all to myself every night when I come home from work.  It makes a fellow feel good to know he got something to look forward at the end of a day.

He’s got security in a home and love and tender care of his wife.  I only hope that someday this will all be mine.

If you feel only half much toward me as I feel to you then I know you must love me.  I love you will all my heart darling and I never want to lose you.

I’m at a loss for words.  I really can’t explain my inner emotions.  If this letter isn’t as good as you expected it to be please don’t feel bad because I really want you, need you and love above everyone and everything else.  Your the only thing that keeps me going.  I can’t say much more now.  I’m pretty tired.  Well goodnight precious.

Love me always — as I love you.

Love,  Larry

P.S. Your the apple of my eye

Your a bright start in the sky

You’ve a big spot in my heart

And I hope we never part

Because if we do,

Honey (pause) I’ll be very blue