Camp Week


Letter with original envelope, postmarked July 28, 1948:

Wednesday Afternoon

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.

Your neighbors,
Frankie, Nancy and Paula


Found in "Old Mortality" by Sir Walter Scott. Published by J.M. Dent, 1958.

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1 comment:

peg said...

I still have the letters my mom, grandparents and dad sent to me at camp. Treasures! There is something about seeing their handwriting....a forever connection! Thanks for sharing this letter!!

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