July 3, 1940
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.