The Burro, Yearbook of Mineral Wells High School, 1928 Page: 94
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A TEACHER'S LOVE LETTER TO HIS FAR-AWAY LOVE
Mineral Wells, Texas, Tuesday Eve.
Darling Little Henriette:
How is papa's 'ittle snookums today? Your great big sweet patootie
is awful lonesom' for oo. I miss you lotz and lotz-in fact I miss you more
than a 450 lb. mama misses her daily dozen. When I am away from you, I
feel more depressed than a red ant under an elephant's foot. You are dearer
to me than a plate of fried chicken to a Methodist minister. I would not
trade you for a date with Miss America. I sigh for you as a locomotive sighs
for a greased track and pine away like a shingle factory.
I feel so small for not writing you sooner that the bottom of a cistern
looks like the Woolworth building to me, but if you forgive me this time I
will feel as exalted as the Shenandoah.
There are lotz and lotz of girls who are crazy about me-one even spoke
to me the other eve. But don't let that worry 'ittle snookums, cause I ain't
going to leave oo; I always will 'ove oo best-before your beauty the rest of
girls look like the front end of a 1913 model Ford.
Well I guess I will have to close as I am getting tired standing up. You
see some tough boys came to the dance last night and they were no respector
of persons either. As usual I was the center of attraction and they paid a lot
of attention to me for a while-therefore I cannot but stand.
Write to me little snookums cause papa likes to hear from oo more than
a union worker likes to hear the noon whistle. Remember I love you lotz
and lotz, even more than a fly does a baby's nose. If you don't write I'll
perish like a poisoned bed bug.
Your honey lumpy lovin' boy,
P. S.-Read this again.-
P. S.-Read this again.
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Mineral Wells High School (Mineral Wells, Tex.). The Burro, Yearbook of Mineral Wells High School, 1928, yearbook, 1928; Mineral Wells, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth299187/m1/98/: accessed October 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Mineral Wells Heritage Association.