Letter from Howard Johnson to His Family
Johnson wrote to his family asking after his father’s recent marriage. He mentions that he is still writing with his left hand, presumably due to the wound he received earlier in the year.
December 10, 1914
Dear Dad and all,
I received a letter from you a day or so ago. Really glad to here from you. I am doing O.K.
Is Dwight still going to school? I hope he is.
Say by the way, a little bird told me you had remarried. It surprised me a lot in a way and again it didn’t. Why in the devil didn’t you tell your little boy? Who was the lady? Any one I know? Here’s my congratulations.
Guess who got I letter from. Jewell McDougle. The son-of-a-gun has been right along side me most of the way and I didn’t know it. He is doing O.K. Is Mr. Kirksey still on his place? I guess the old buger is as lazy as ever.
I am still writing left handed but it won’t be long till I’ll be able to write with my right again.
Well, write when you can.
Lots of Love,