19 April 1945Dear Linda,
Happy Birthday honey, how is my big six year old daughter today?
I'm sorry I couldn't be with you today but I promise you that I'll never miss another one of your birthdays. As a matter of fact, next year you'll have a special birthday so I can make up for the one I'm missing today.
I'm very pleased and proud to hear that you are doing well at school and being a good girl at home. Keep up the good work.
Goodbye for now and eat an extra piece of cake for me.
Photo of Linda
18 April 1945