Cpl Roman F. Klick 36620923
HS 1393 Engr APO 709
c/o PM San Francisco, California
20 May 44
(Uncle Jack's letters of the 7th of May) "Dear Nephew Roman: I didn't subscribe for the Tribune. I'm going to wait until I hear from you. If you can squeeze the time in between your various duties and letter writing to read the paper, it will be on the way. But in either case I'm going to leave it to your own judgement. Well, finally the Cub fans got some good news last week. Not only was Jim Wilson asked to resign his job, but a few days later, the management came out with the announcement that "Der Kaptink", old Charlie Grimm was coming back as the Manager of the Cubs. Even if he don't do any better than Wilson, he will provide the fans with more fun, whether we wins or loses. But I really believe that Grimm will be a much better man than Wilson. I just saw the paper and I see the Cubs lost their 11th straight ball game, making a bad debut for Charlie Grimm. But the Pirates had to go 11 innings before they beat the "Grimm Cubs". It wouldn't surprise me to see them just turn right around and go on a long winning streak. Maybe even Novikoff will start to play ball. My wish to you: Good health and lots of good luck.Uncle Jack"
"Dear Nephew Roman: After about 5 or 6 weeks on the collection job, my feet or legs don't bother me so much any more. At first I got a little tired climbing up and down stairs all day. But the muscles are used to the grind now, it seems I can go along all day and at night I'm only tired a little bit. However, the job is pleasant otherwise. The neighborhood is very good. No back of the yards or 18th St. railroad track customers to collect from. High class clientele. When I go to Cicero this week, I will no doubt find some letters wherein you tell of the construction work you guys are doing down there. Also here no doubt will be an account of all the reports you are supposed to get out in a hurry but you never will be able to find the time to catch up on those reports and payrolls. Those malaria pills you guys are taking must be beneficial to ward off the disease, otherwise the army wouldn't be fooling around with them. Anyway, I hope they do the job and really keep those malaria bugs away from you. We have a little table radio and have lots of fun listening to the police calls. Plenty going on practically every minute. Well, my boy, good luck and good health to you.Uncle Jack"