This is how it started: the blank page. Youd hand it over, theyd tap it out. Ive no idea why this one was saved it was folded twice and stored away, perhaps as a rough draft, perhaps as a bad idea abandoned before Morse Code could begin its irrevocable chatter.
Its a Dear John letter.
Remember Lois I promised that I would tell you if I ever found another I still think you are wonderful and a fine girl. You have done much for me and I appreciate it all. I want to tell you this before Thanksgiving. I am sorry I am such a mess. You were going to ask me about the pin tonite I think. Well it is away from here El Paso. There are two things that made me change & I didnt want to You know them both
And there it ends.
Next: a small selection of old telegrams and their art.