The Steeplechase – 1947

  Xmas 1947

the steeplechase

 Dear Mother and Dad,

Due to an unhappy fate,
My thank-you note is very late.
But dishes do accumulate,
And work goes on without a spate,
And Sukey’s diaper gains in weight.
But please do not begin to hate
Or come and hit me on the pate,
Because with me you really rate.
Your gift I sure appreciate—
In fact, I think you’re really great
For sending a box for studs
(I keep in it my fancy duds)
And for the lovely stripéd shirt.
Oh boy, oh boy, do I go fur’ t.

Lots of love,

Philip

 

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