Tuesday, August 4, 2009

In the Hospital - Feb 18, 1944

Feb. 18, 1944

Hello Dad,

Thought I might write to you and find out how things are going.
Is there anything new on the place? You should be getting a check for twenty dollars a month from the government. That will take care of the payments on the place. I forgot who's name the allotment is in, but it doesn't make any difference.
What's the remaining balance? I forgot to keep track of the number of payments that have been made.
I had an idea the other day and thought you might see how it struck you. There should be quite a few billboards around St. Louis and Southeastern MO. that are empty. If a person could buy several of those boards in good shape, and just keep up the ground lease they might become pretty good assets in the next year. Of course they would have to be picked up dam cheap. I imagine that any being sold that way would be by small concerns pretty hard hit by the war.
I'll try and get a hundred dollars to you next month. If you and Mother like the above idea the money will be available. If you don't like the idea, well the money can be put in the bank or used as you see fit.
I've been in the hospital for a couple of weeks. I had a light case of pneumonia, not very bad. I'm on light duty for a while yet, and then back to the outfit.
After I get back, I'm going to make out a power of attorney to you. Then you can transact any business in my name if you care to.
Let me hear from you soon.


1 comment:

  1. The pneumonia that he had was actually much worse than he let on. The Dr. did not expected him to live. He didn't want his family to worry about him so he told them it wasn't very bad.