Sgt Roman F. Klick 36620923
HS 1393 Engr APO 709
c/o PM San Francisco, California
8 July 1944


"Dear Ro,

It's very late here in Cicero, but I can't get to sleep so I thought I would write you a letter.

We had a pretty exciting day what with my sister getting herself lost this afternoon and my brother breaking his finger while playing ball. Oh, my, these kids, they will be the undoing of me. I'll be having gray hair before I'm twenty.

I kept quite busy today. I painted an old table and did a pretty thorough job of house-cleaning. I did intend to go to the library to get some books, but I never got around to it. It might sound strange to you, but I do all my book reports during the summer. I just don't have much time while I'm at school, and besides I enjoy the books all the more.

It's very nice tonite. The wind is blowing and the sky is a deep royal blue. I hope it's this way tomorrow, because we are going on a moonlight cruise. Four of the boys from our crowd are leaving for the armed forces within the next two weeks, and this is to be a farewell party for them.

I'm glad I started writing letters tonite, because I'm beginning to feel sleepy. I have a big day ahead of me tomorrow so I'll stop here. Please let me hear from you soon, and may my letter find you in the best of health, sergeant!

As Always