#TBT (Throwback Thursday) This is how it was for them in 1942. Real love notes from Sumner to Miriam. (Hindsight says it should maybe have been “love not” (the love note itself having been written on a brown shopping bag and vulnerable (very) to further diminishment.


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A little tiff early in their marriage. Phone number 2811 was Sumner’s law office. You had to tell the operator.


This note looks like it was written at 8:15 PM. I’m wondering if Sumner wrote it before dashing out for a pint Miriam’s favorite ice-cream, a toffee ice cream with toffee-centered chocolate-covered candy bar bits, which may have been what they called Butter Brickle. It was off-limits for us kids, but we’d scrape remnants out of the little tub in the morning. I’m thinking it tasted of today’s Heath bars?

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