Panama, C.Z.
Oct 31, 1939

Dear Joey Boy,

       All the wishes in the world to you for a happy birthday.  I would love to be there with you tonight and help you celebrate.  I hope you have a nice party.  I am so sorry I could not send you a present, but it is so hard to send anything by mail from Panama, so I am sending you $5.00 and you can buy anything you want with it.  I hope you love me a little any way because I love you so much.  I think you are such a nice looking boy in the photo Mother sent me, and getting so big, almost up to Granpa's shoulder.

       Joey darling, tell everyone hello for me and kiss Mother, Carol Ann and Jimmie for me, and be a sweet boy until I see you again.  With lots and lots of love