Panama, C.Z.
July 3, 1940

Dear Joey,

       I am certainly glad to know that you are feeling O.K. and I hope you get well real soon, and I hope Jimmie and Carol Ann gets well real soon also.

       Son, I wish I could come home, but I can't, so I want you and Mother, Jimmie and Carol Ann to come to Panama.  I think you would like it here.  We have a fine school here, and I think you would like to ride on a big boat down here.  So you hurry up and get well and maybe you can come down here.  I hope so.

       Well Joey, be a sweet boy and tell everyone hello for me, and I'll be seeing you.  Lots and lots of love to everyone.  I love you always.