Jan 3, 1944, letter to Art Eisenberg from Bob Weiss.

Title

Jan 3, 1944, letter to Art Eisenberg from Bob Weiss.

Description

A letter dated Jan 3, 1944, to Art Eisenberg, Breck High School Senior, from his cousin, Bob Weiss.

Bob Weiss said in relationship to the war, “So you had to go and join up, too. They’ll probably get you soon enough, that is unless the war is well on its way to the end. How do you like the school? Do you have much military activity?”

Mr. Weiss apologized to Art for not writing sooner; mentioned Art getting Scarlet Fever around the holidays and how he had the measles last spring; suggested that Art consider the V-12 Navy program that Mr. Weiss was enrolled in at Illinois State Normal University, and said in passing, “if it's still in existence next summer”; told Art he could get two years college credit in that program; asked about Art's camera business and Elayne (a girl Art dated), told him to say, "Hello to Madge, (Relationship unknown); told Art about the fire in his building; their new living arrangements; said he hoped to see him around the first of 1944, and told Art to write soon.

Creator

Bob Weiss

Source

Upper Midwest Jewish Archives: Archives and Special Collections University of Minnesota Archives.
Box 449, File 1.

Date

Jan 3, 1944

Format

.JPEG

Language

English

Type

.doc

Text

Letterhead

Navy V-12 Unit
Illinois State Normal University
Normal, Illinois

Dear Art,

I guess that this letter is just a little overdue. Several times I have thought of writing you but never actually did.

I certainly hope that you are feeling better now. We sure are a couple of kids. I had measles last Spring and now you with Scarlet Fever. And, of all times to get it—right around the holidays.

So you had to go and join up, too.

They’ll probably get you soon enough, that is unless the war is well on its way to the end. How do you like the school? Do you have much military activity?

I really have a swell set up here in V-12. I suppose you know something about it. Sine you are graduating in June, I think that you ought to consider joining up. If they still continue the program next summer, you could get two years of college training.

Tell me all about Minneapolis and also your photo business. Are you still trailing the shoe–maker’s daughter? If she’s cute, then don’t let anybody tease you about her. Say hello to Marge for me. My roommate sued to carry on a correspondence with her but doesn’t anymore.

I suppose that you heard about our little fire. For two weeks we lived in the gym. Nothing was damaged in the building proper—that is it below the roof, of which there isn’t anymore. The whole roof just got too hot to handle. At present they are building a new one.

I hope that I can get to see you sometime during the 1st half of 1944.

Well, I’d lie to hear from you, so please write soon-

Bob



Envelope
Bob Weiss A. S.
V-12 USNR Co. 2 Pl.a
Fell Hall
Normal, Ill

Arthur Eisenberg
1714 8th Ave. No.
Minneapolis, Minn.

Original Format

letter

Files

Bob Weiss 1 .jpeg
Bob Weiss 2.jpeg
Bob Weiss 3 .jpeg
Breck envelope .jpeg
Date Added
November 30, 2013
Collection
Letters to Art that Reference World War II
Item Type
Document
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Citation
Bob Weiss, “Jan 3, 1944, letter to Art Eisenberg from Bob Weiss. ,” Discovering the Importance in the Ordinary:, accessed December 12, 2017, http://eisenbergexhibit.omeka.net/items/show/24.