Father's Day


Notebook paper, 5 inches by 8 inches.

Dearest Dad,

It's June 19, 1994,

Father's Day.

I am so glad you can get some rest, now! These people are so good at what they do, and they know how to care for you.
I hope you will be able to get a bit better so we can still have good times, + make plans together.
Everyone asks about you and says to give you their greetings. Many are remembering you also in prayer.
It is very hot out today. In here it is cool and pleasant.
The flowers in the little basket are from Peggy's garden + ours. Mother always like poppies. So do we.

(next page)

Hi! It's June 21st! You are really sleepy but you smiled at me tonight. I came later, so that you might be awake. And you were! [sort of]
It's been cloudy today, off + on, + breezy. Storms threaten, but don't emerge. Sue has been visiting. She brought me a "personal pizza" + bread sticks for supper. [You + I] -> We went for a walk! That's a first! I'll have the TV turned on tomorrow. I'm so glad you're getting rested. People ask about you. I tell them you're resting, at the hospital for a while. I'm sure you'll have visitors before long.
We can go walking w/your Gerry-chair every time I come, if you like.
There's a room I saw down there, with flowers and a piano and lots of light. I'll investigate. Maybe you can visit there, too.


Found in "A Farewell to Arms" by Ernest Hemingway, published by Scribners, 1969.

Ed: There were several matching sheets of the same notepaper in the book, all blank.

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