6 BROTHERS Documentary

A Story of Hope, Loss, and Perseverance on the Northern Plains

Dec. 24, 1944

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Dec. 24, 1944


Hello Everybody,


First of all I want to thank you for your welcome letter of Dec. 3 Mother which I just received. Thanks, a million for the package. It got here in good shape. The candy and the peanuts were really good. Salted peanuts is one thing I always did like and home made candy always did taste better than any you can buy.


Yes, we got the chance to go to church today. It was the first time for a long time that we’ve had the chance. The sermon was on the old Christmas story. Sang a few of the old Christmas carols and it sure brings ones thoughts to home and what a good little singer Selmer was. I’m sure he has it much better were (sic) he is than in this wicked world.


Who was this Mrs. George that died of heart attack? The last name was cut off so couldn’t make it out. Just had a letter from Tommy Oakland and he told of the death of his brother, so life is uncertain no matter were (sic) you are at.


Just got four papers too. So have been catching up on a little of the news. Really nice to read even if they are old. Always seems to be something in there I never knew anything about.


The weather over here is getting quite a bit colder, but it is cleared off so it is quite a bit better than rain. I’m sure you are having plenty cold weather there too now.


Well, Christmas is about here and even if there are a lot of things that aren’t the way they should be we have a lot of things to be thankful for. Hope  that all of you had a Merry Christmas. May this find all of you in the best of health. God’s richest blessing through the coming year.


Your son & brother,