Letter with original envelope, postmarked July 28, 1948:
Dear Betty Jean,
Nancy and Frankie are having their naps, so I will put one over on them and write to you, for them!
We were glad to hear about camp. Sounds like you are just as busy as I was during camp week. How do you like going swimming three times a day? Whew! It's so hot here, I wouldn't mind a day or two in that old 4H pool right now.
You're lucky that your tent is under some shady trees. It's awful how hot they get in the daytime and surprising how cold it is at night.
What kind of exam are you talking about? I don't recall anything like that.
You'll have fun on K.P.. Get good and acquainted with cooks and you'll be surprised the hand-outs that result. Ha! Ha! At least that's the way it worked for me.
Have a good time "Bet," and don't be afraid to accept a few campfire challenges. They're lots of fun.
We all miss you lots.
Frankie, Nancy and Paula
Found in "Old Mortality" by Sir Walter Scott. Published by J.M. Dent, 1958.