59. Marj - “Silent Treatment” - Feb. 19. 1953

After receiving Bob’s letter from Philadelphia, Marj warns of seductive dangers lurking in big city cocktail lounges, and scolds him (jokingly, mind you) for writing it in his underwear. While on the subject of said paramour, she daydreams about his homecoming, only to fret that work might keep her away when the time comes. She ends on a happier note by recounting the tale of last night’s babysitting and announcing that Dad is back from the hospital.  

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Marj - “On Sound Ground?” - Feb. 15, 1953

Marj is busy as a bee running innumerable errands and completing countless chores this weekend. But she also has time to play tennis, go out the St. Louis symphony with friends, and spend quality time with Bob’s parents and his brother Carl. Towards the end of the letter, she mentions she was surprised by Bob’s valentine. Maybe their relationship isn’t on as firm ground as one would think. She fittingly concludes with a symphony themed post-script joke.

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