Port Arthur Tex
July 25, 1923
My Darling Florence;
Glad to hear you have had such a wonderful time on your birthday. I sure wished I could have been there to see you enjoy them. Didn’t it bother your leg. It must be OK. I have surely worried about it since you wrote. You know that is a dangerous thing to play with. It was so hot today when I got home from work I was sure sweating and kinda tired too you, just thinking of you as I almost got here and sure enough such a darling letter from the Dearest little Girl. You sure can write interesting letters when you want to. I was just to thrilled over reading it.
My leg is almost well now but still the wound is about this size (see drawing) Still open too. But you see it doesn’t hurt and swells just a little when I work. Of course I am still conscious of the fact that I have been hurt.
I am so awfully tired tonite so Florence my Darling I am going to bed and I will try to write tomorrow and do better. This is surely a poor excuse but I just wanted you to know I was thinking of you. I hope you haven’t taken that letter wrong that I wrote Sun.
Lots and Lots of Love