a natural

in craps, a “natural” is the first roll of 7 or 11 that immediately wins the stake.


from Elmer Franzman to Bunny McCoy (August 1, 1943)

North Africa
August 1, 1943

Dearest Bunny,

I know now, that I’ve heard the best news a boy in love can hear. Bunny I’m in love with you and your mother’s letter made me happier than I’ve ever been in my life.

I have four pages of paper before me. I can’t say everything I’d like to, and go into detail on four pages. There’s not enough paper in North Africa to express all my love anne thoughts of you. Abe Lincoln always made his speeches short and always was very successful, could I be as lucky as he in my short letters?

The happiest moments of my present life are spent day dreaming of you and future plans I’d like to have come true. If you and Doug have split, my chances are improving. I hope so…

As one natural to another, bye and lots of luck.

Love,

Francie

(you know what)