June 30, '42
My dear Averell
I do think it is sweet of you in the midst of all our work & pre-occupations to have bought those exquisite handkerchiefs for me. I'm delighted & truly grateful as I was “running short” & one hates to spare precious coupons on handkerchiefs - I don't know why - ? perhaps because they are so easily lost.
And the Ham! The glorious ham! Words fail me.
Clementine S. C.