[corresponds to page 1 of Robert Warren Wolfe letter of March 5, 1945]
Monday, 5 March 1945
Yesterday I received my fourth Christmas
package. The first thing that was handed to
me was the empty box al torn apart. I
dug the contents out of the bottom of the mail
box. The cranberries had been smashed and
were not salvageable. I did salvage the paper,
nuts, peanuts, toothpaste, handkerchiefs, and
razor blades. For being shoved around for
four and one half months I couldn't expect
any more. I also received another box in
perfect condition which contained the towels,
socks [caret mark] soup and cigarettes and other items. It was really in
good shape. I thank you very much. I
also received one letter dated seventeen Feb.
I received no mail today.
X Can you still get stuff to make fruit
cakes? I would like for you to send me a fruit
cake (LARGE) if you can. One of the fellows
received one last night and we had fruit cake
& cocoa. Went pretty good before going to bed.
We do love our home made cakes & cookies.
I can't figure these people out in the country.
What they are going to live in when hostilities
cease I don't know. Some of these towns there
is just nothing left. How glad I am that
you people are so far away from this horrible
mess. I hope the results of the fire in Lima is
the worst you see.