June 3rd, 1940

Saturday, December 29th, 2018

Monday morning

Dear Mae,

Read your letter this morning, sure was glad to hear from you. I am having a good time but not as good as I had last year. Of course I didn’t expect to, it is entirely different, but it will be cheaper. It is very pretty here but nothing much to do but swim, but I am enjoying that. We have been going to the Gulf and Tampa Bay, we went to church yesterday morning and had dinner in town. Spent the rest of the day at Treasure Island, it is on the Gulf. We are planning on leaving here Thursday morning and go to Silver Springs and part of the East Coast. Hope I don’t get disappointed. They want to stay with Mr. Taylor as long as they can. Think I will go to town and see a show today. Hope Lucille will get to go to Mobile, I know she will enjoy it.

I haven’t heard much about the war. We don’t have a radio and haven’t seen but one paper since we arrived, so you see I don’t know much.

Thank you for sending Blondie, I got a kick out of it.They want to know who my letter was from when they heard me laughing.

Will try to send Mr. Kaplan a card, hope you can read this.

Pauline

June 4th, 1940 Winston Churchill delivers his, “We shall never surrender”, speech to the House of Commons.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_World_War_II_(1940)


From Grandma’s photo album. Taken in Sarasota Florida, year unknown but possibly same year as this letter.

The hotel in this postcard is in the background of the photo.

Mae & Lucille are Pauline’s sisters.

Pauline’s Letters:

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  • June 3rd, 1940 June 3rd, 1940.fb-comments,.fb-comments span,.fb-comments span iframe{min-width:100%!important;width:100%!important} Monday morning Dear Mae, Read your letter this morning, sure was glad to hear from you. I am having a good time but not as good as ... Click to Keep Reading ...
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  • July 5th, 1941 July 5th, 1941.fb-comments,.fb-comments span,.fb-comments span iframe{min-width:100%!important;width:100%!important}Gee jack I wish I had more time off while you are out here, so I could be with you more. TweetShare on TumblrPrintLike this:Like ... Click to Keep Reading ...
  • August 12, 1941 August 12, 1941.fb-comments,.fb-comments span,.fb-comments span iframe{min-width:100%!important;width:100%!important} Sam’s Birthday is September 15 that will be the code for the date we will arrive in San Diego or any name stating date ... Click to Keep Reading ...
  • August 15, 1941 August 15, 1941.fb-comments,.fb-comments span,.fb-comments span iframe{min-width:100%!important;width:100%!important} Dear Pauline, We are sailing in the morning at the same docks you saw us sailed from when you were here. I haven’t heard from you, since ... Click to Keep Reading ...
  • August 17, 1941 August 17, 1941.fb-comments,.fb-comments span,.fb-comments span iframe{min-width:100%!important;width:100%!important}I received your letter today as we will be sailing early in the morning for Honolulu. I will tell you how glad I am when ... Click to Keep Reading ...
  • September 10, 1941 September 10, 1941.fb-comments,.fb-comments span,.fb-comments span iframe{min-width:100%!important;width:100%!important}I will get some time off for Christmas. I told Lieut Lett confidential about us but it was too good to keep secret so all ... Click to Keep Reading ...

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