unexpected treasure

Sometimes you find unexpected items folded in with the letters when you first remove them for scanning. Today I found a snipping of a poem from a newspaper, with just a simple note of “I like this. Do You?” It was a sentimental poem, unsigned, about people living apart and not sharing the same experiences, mostly of nature, waiting to experience them “hand in hand.”

Then in the letter dated August 27, 1942, there was this sketch of Walt by an unnamed guy in his platoon, although the sketch is signed by what looks like J. Blatt. It looks pretty good compared to photos I’ve seen. Unlike photographs, this is interesting in that it captures a moment as perceived by an artist, not a camera.

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