Letter from Jerome Epstein, Jr. to Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Epstein and Mr. Louis Green, dated July 14, 1945





Letter from Jerome Epstein, Jr. to Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Epstein and Mr. Louis Green, dated July 14, 1945


Epstein, Jerome, Jr.


Letter written by Jerome Epstein, Jr. while serving in the Italy during the post-war occupation, discussing souvenirs, censorship of mail, the Army Education Program, and the ration system.



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World War, 1939-1945



Jerome Epstein Papers #C0262, Box 1 Folder 5


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July 14, 1945
Dear Mother, Dad, and Grandpa,
I have been a trifle lax in writing, though why, I don’t know. It’s been terribly hot during the day, and I keep saying I’ll write in the evening—but it’s the same old story.
I sent you a box today full of souvenirs, etc. which I have accumulated. Included was a vase I picked up in Venice and also souvenir enameled spoons—you know—the kind Mr. Fracker has from all the cities of Europe. Hopes they all arrive in good condition. I packed everything as good as possible which, under the circumstances, wasn’t too well. I also sent 2 original water-colors and 4 copies.
Perhaps you noticed that censorship is once again in effect.
The latest box received from you is dated June 16th which came a few days ago. How’s Frank Sullivan coming along?
The Pacific war is going along remarkably well, don’t you think so?
I was hoping to go to Rome soon, but I won’t be able to. Can’t say I’m very disappointed, however.
There is really nothing out of the ordinary to write about. I was going to study Italian and business at the Army Education school—but I understand the school is out.
Life here goes on at a normal pace, and it’s good to be able to relax a little.
How is the ration system at home now? Are you able to get plenty? I’ve been reading about the terrific meat shortage.
Write me all the news. I wrote you about Earl Robertson and Jim Irvin, didn’t I? Wasn’t that some coincidence? I’ll write a longer letter tomorrow.
Love to all of you. Lovingly,
Jerome, Jr.

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