Kansas City, Kansas, R.R.#2 Nov.
Mrs. Kathleen Glynn, Williamstown, Eire.
My Dear cousin Kathleen,
|It is well time I would write to you. Your last letter
was written Oct. 16th 1943 and it has some history. I did not receive it
till July 17th 1944 as it went to Argentine Republic in South America.
You had written Argentine on your letter just below Kansas City, Kansas.
We used to use that before they changed it to Kansas City, Kansas,
R.R.#2. However your letter was very interesting and I enjoyed getting
|You said you hoped you would receive good news from us
but I am sorry to say not so good as for some years past.
|As we lost our oldest brother, Michael Jan 15th 1944by
death. He had been a railroad man for years, but in the depression in
this country he was laid off and did not get back on. So he came home
and stayed with us a few years. He liked to cook so he helped me around
the house a good deal and made quite a cook of himself. So help got so
scarce in the city & wages so high, we thought he would try a job as
a cook. He had night work at a good salary and was getting along nicely,
as we thought. He worked Friday night and on Saturday morning,
went to his room, which was next door to where he worked. Left
his call with the lady as usual for four o'clock. She went to
his room and got no answer so they investigated and found him
gone. He had passed away from a heart attack. My, what a shock
for us when we got the message.
|He being James' father made it
very hard as he was away at service in the Aleutian Islands, too
far to come home. Lord have mercy on him. We miss him very much.
James came home on furlough latter part of July and part of
August, then he was sent to Fort Benning, Georgia, which is in
the States. Makes it a little better for us.
|Thank you very much for your kind
invitation to him to visit you. He sure will do that if he ever
is your way and has the chance to do so. I never seem to get
anyone going to Boston that I could to call on your sister. You
have so many brothers & sisters, they must be scattered all
over that part of Ireland. Does the boy that was the wireless**
ever go on the sea or ocean anymore? He used to write such
|Sure is nice for your mother you are all living so you
can visit her. Does the girl in Boston* and her husband expect to stay
in Eire when they go back?
|Crops in this country have been rather good this year,
that is grain and vegetables. Fruit of the tree kind was almost a
failure but small small fruits such as berries were very good. Well
Kathleen, as it is getting late will soon have to come to a close. Hope
your mother is getting along well. Does she still be bothered with diabetes
or has she conquered it?
|Hoping you are all well as we are at present. I will
close, wishing God's blessing on you and yours, in good health and
happiness. My brothers join with me in wishing you all a very Merry
Christmas & a happy New Year. Hoping to hear from you soon.
|Your affectionate cousin, Mary Agnes McGlynn.
*Sarah Casey (Glynn) **
She refers to Hubert Glynn, Williamstown, wireless operator with
the British Merchant Navy.