Jan. 6, 1936
heard that you have been very good to the poor, and I am writing
this letter to see if you can help me. I had to leave school
because I didn't have any clothes to wear. I will be very thankfull
to you if you can gather some clothes sizes 18 or 20.
am 17 years of age and was in my 3rd year of high school when
I have to leave. My height is 5 ft. 41/2 in. and weigh 1351/2
father is working and making a little money but we are barely
living. He has 3 children besides myself to support. I've looked
for work every day but I don't seem to have any luck. I am still
wearing my summer coat and have a very bad cold.
I am asking for is a few dresses and a winter coat.
you for any thing you can do
Please do not have this letter published in any way, as I am
writing this unknown to my parents.