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To Mrs. Edward R. Stettinius, Jr.
March 31, 1942 [Washington, D.C.]
Yesterday evening I received your note together with the pictorial history of my life. I do wish Father could have seen their impression of him, or rather, in order to avoid a complete blow-up, I would have liked Mother to have seen it because she had a gorgeous sense of humor.
You tell Joey and Wallace that while they must not believe all they read, it won’t hurt them a bit to make the bed and polish the shoes; as a matter of fact one of them plus the other should make enough of a man to look after their mother from now on.
I do hope Ed is progressing favorably and rapidly. Katherine is still at Atlantic City at The Traymore resting up.
I ran off to Richmond this week-end with Spencer Carter1 to get a little rest and had the great pleasure of seeing your mother out in the country at the Palm Sunday services. I only had a moment to talk to her but it was fine to see her and she looked not only well but very fetching in her Sunday best.
Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Papers, Pentagon Office Collection, Selected Materials, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.
Document Format: Typed letter.
1. Carter was a Richmond businessman and a Virginia Military Institute graduate. See Papers of George Catlett Marshall, #2-514 [2: 572].
Recommended Citation: ThePapers of George Catlett Marshall, ed.Larry I. Bland and Sharon Ritenour Stevens(Lexington, Va.: The George C. Marshall Foundation, 1981- ). Electronic version based on The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, vol. 3, “The Right Man for the Job,” December 7, 1941-May 31, 1943 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991), pp. 154-155.