Moving my 99-year old mother into a retirement home, my sister came across this old letter that my father sent to my mother in May 1950. My father was a big band, swing and jazz drummer in Chicago, then spent over 5 years in the Army (Air Corps) during WWII. He came out of the service and started working the line at Bell & Howell for 75 cents an hour…working his way up to Chief Liaison Engineer. He was incredibly kind and patient with everyone and first of all my mother. My parents had 54 years together before my father passed away in 2004 at the age of 90. My mother thinks about him and misses him every day.