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College of Correspondence A.E.F. Univ. A.P.O. #909.

Dear Warren: I am homesick to-night to see my boy—Warren, and I bethink me to write and tell you so, I am not in tearful mood; I am not sad or blue. But I do have a longing to see my own family—my wife and my two man-sized boys. Every day and every night I think of you and wonder x x x a great many things about you. As I wonder I

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find myself wishing for your welfare, and hoping that the best may come to you—or perhaps I should put it the other way around—that you should go after the best.

As I enlarge my acquaintance with persons and places, conditions in life and vocations, I realize the wide diversity of in people and their lots in life. There is a fine opportunity of choice for a young man,

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who will use his intellect. (Note the literal meaning of that word: intel = inter, which means between; lect comes from legere to choose).

Secretly and always I thank the God of all creation that you and Joe are endowed with at least a good average supply of "gray matter",—that you are not boneheads, numskulls, blockheads, idiots, dunces, dullards, or dolts. Now what I am watching with great

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interest is the choices of your ideals, and your efforts to attain them.

Do not for a minute think I am indifferent. It is true I "ran off" and left you, but I left with you the strangest hope a father could feel or express that you would make the best use of your time and opportunities.

I try to thrust nothing upon you— education, morality, religion, good behavior and clean habits of life—

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but I want there to be no doubt in your minds as to my hopes and expectations in your behalf.

Do your best for yourself and for others as you may have opportunity, and when I return I shall do what I can to help you realize your ambitions.

Thus endeth—

Just at this point Talmage Petty came in and we took a walk. Later we swung around

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