World War II;Emily Post
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PVT. LEO S. HARRINGTON # [?]
APO # 32 [?]
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.
MARCH 28, 1943
BRYANT SERVICE CLUB
PROVIDENCE, R. I.
Today I again had opportunity to celebrate Christmas of 1942, for my package from Bryant Service Club at last reached me.
Although the contents of chocolate covered cherries squashed into an unrecognizable mass mere far from being edible, yet I was able to enjoy receiving the package and the spirit that prompted it. Let me tell you that it’s when one gets in a foreign country like this that he appreciates others’ nice thoughts and good wishes.
To the Club and its workers, I wish to say thanks. What you are doing may seem to be trivial to you, but to us who receive the product of your time and effort, this means a great deal.
Don’t know what Emily Post or any authority on correct etiquette for writing a “thank you” note would say about the informality of this note to a club, but I feel as if I am writing to an intimate friend, and have to write accordingly. May the Service Club prosper during the year, and here’s to it, that the war will soon end so that it might fold up its worthwhile [?].
Leo S. Harrington ‘37