June 13, 1924 My Darling Florence; Today was final for me in Track. I did not qualify for the finals. Six men qualified and they were better than 140 ft. I got over 130′ but no good. With Love Fred
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June 13, 1924 My own Dearest Darling Florence; Just before the battle Dear, Just before the battle. Today we’ll go on the field together, to uphold the Blue and the Gray. This is the day our preliminaries come today and I will try my darnedest to do my best. I feel pretty good. I slept [...]
Mr. F. J. Stancliff Boston, Mass To be opened June 13 at nite after the preliminaries. Freddy boy, now that things are beginning to come your way. And you’re “star” athlete in a school where athletes hold full sway, And the girls and boys of the Institute all know you for what you are, And [...]
Dearest Florence, In a very few minutes I will be leaving New York. I have been so busy seeing things I haven’t had time to do anything but when I get to Boston I probably will have more time. Love Fred On Postcard: Was on top of the Woolworth Bldg today. 58 stories.
Dearest Boy, Perhaps something about the country you are travelling in now will suggest the peace of this poem. I’m sure you could go to sleep on it. Think of me often, big boy, and remember have a good time for us both. Florence On Envelope: Open Wed June 11 not before and not until [...]
Tuesday, June 10, 1924 Hi there, old record breaking scout! Are you going to set the world’s record in the discus throw held at Paris? Or maybe you’ll break all previous records and blossom forth like the Baylor freshman did! not!!! Well, here’s wishing you luck, and victory. Remember, there’s always one behind you pushing [...]
If you have been following along, you know that Fred is on his way to Cambridge, Massachusetts for the 1924 Olympic trials in discus. He was an avid athlete which helped him get through college on a scholarship. The newspaper photo in this image shows the difference between the classic pose shows in the Discobolus [...]
June 10, 1924 My Darling Florence; I suppose you think that I am never going to write you. But really Dear I have not had time. Since I have been gone I have been busy every minute. When I arrived here I found Mr and Mrs Heissman at the Hotel. The next day they moved [...]
June 10, 1924 My Darling Florence: I am here in New York safe and sound. I stopped at Wash DC and worked out (141 ft) I must go to breakfast as Mr & Mrs Heissman are waiting for me. I will try to write real soon. Loads of Love Fred This will let you [...]
I have been in the process of moving to another state and have fallen a bit behind in posting the letters.. not to worry, there are still MANY more to come and I will get back on track as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience and, as always, thanks for reading!