Kerouac, Jack (1922-1969) Two Handwritten Postcards, April 1941 and May 1942.
Two post office-issued correspondence postcards, hand addressed on one side, manuscript message on the verso. To George J. Apostolos, sharing news and plans. Both with a substantial stain, text legible through the stain; the 1942 card with a large chip in the bottom right corner, with loss of several words and the signature, each 5 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. (2)
Well, what are you pulling on me, girl tricks? Never writing to me so that I'll find your rare letters much more enjoyable? Write or I'll boot your ass, don't you know? You're coming next Saturday, hey? I'll be dying of loneliness then, because everybody is going home for Easter vacation. It will be the balls to have you. I'll even get you a room for nothing. And I have a swell schedule. Hurry over, Kid GJ. And write immediately your plans. (SWELL ENGLISH) Scotty wrote me something that sounds like he's coming April 26. Please explain.
26 March 1942
It's been exactly one month and two days since your last document-which is a new record. Didn't you get my last two letters? How did we make out in our Gov. trial? Write, will you?? I might drop down to see you in a few weeks-perhaps next week, because I'm going on a business trip. But if you don't write I'm certainly not going. How is your stock? Mine is plenteous, and am very much (if not too much) satisfied from that angle. I quit the job. It looks like we'll all be in the next draft. At any rate, ecrivez. Dastou & I were talking baseball until 2:30 this morning-the other night we talked until 5 in the parlor […] is fine. See you later."
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