A continuation of letters written by my great-grandfather, George Rottman. The letters were written to his children while he was away from home visiting family in Iowa and Wisconsin in the 1940s.
George sent this letter about a week before Christmas in 1942. It was written to Marge (Rottman) Comerford, her husband Lawrence, and baby daughter Shirley. A transcription follows the images.
Wild Rose Wis
Dear Marge Laur & Shirley Ann
Received your letter and was glad to hear from you. I am well hope you all are the same. I got a card from Mabel with a buck in it. I just ans it I also got a letter from Ed, Marie, Marge, and Geo. So it keeps me busy writing and buying postage stamps Ha. Ha. Ed sent me air mail stamps 2 of them so I used one on his letter and put one on Mabels as I only had one 3 cent stamp left untill I get to town It still keeps snowing up here it is about a foot deep now. Dick [Richard Rottman?] finaly bought a farm for $4,000. Its a nice place not far from a lake and 2 1/2 miles to Wild Rose Well I will make this letter sort as I will tell you all when I see you. I expect to come in the day before Christmas if I am not snowed in. So will ring off untill then
Love to all
Transcribed by Julie Marie CAHILL Tarr, 24 August 2008.