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World War II Easter and news from Chicago

Frank's mom, my grandmother, writes about Easter Sunday with my parents, Fred and Lil, and how hard everyone is working. Lil is taking classes in addition to her day job. Will, the oldest Gartz Brother, teaches classes for the Civil Air Patrol. My Dad is taking classes at Lewis Institute (Illinois Institute of Technology, IIT, today). My grandfather's knee is still badly infected, meaning he can't do the stairs required for his janitorial work. A glimpse into 1944 life on Chicago's West Side.

2019-07-09T10:25:09-05:00April 7th, 2014|Letters of a WWII Airman|

World War II air cadet writes about new girl and worries about dad

Frank's mom wrote to him about his father's severely infected knees. Frank writes these two very short letters, the first to both his parents, the second, about two weeks later, just to his dad, my grandfather. In an earlier letter, my grandmother had written to Frank (Ebner) telling her son of Grandpa's knee injury. Here I think Frank is just trying to establish a personal communication with his father so he can encourage him in the future to take care of himself.

2019-07-09T13:18:24-05:00March 17th, 2014|Letters of a WWII Airman|
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