Saturday, December 27, 2008

October 5, 1943-4


  1. The penmanship of your father is very legible and it is easy to read the letters with the "click on" enlarged format. The pre-printed number 1959 in the letterhead threw me for a loop the first time I saw it, until I realized it was the number of the Service Command Unit and not the date. Looking forward to reading more of the letters as you have the time to post them. Something to think about at this stage is the bit-size of the documents you post so as not to chew up anymore of your allotted blog space as is necessary. Find a letter scan size that is large enough to read, but no larger, and use that image size for posting these letters. These look like they might be scanned at 100% and perhaps 75% will be suffiecient? Just a thought. -- wg

  2. Thanks for the suggestion. I will see what I can do. I currently have transcribed 75 of the letters and have thought about posting mostly transcripts with an occasional scan done only if the letter has an interesting letterhead or sketch (my father was an excellent artist and the letters contain many great sketches depicting army life) This would save space. I just want to make the letters as enjoyable and informative as possible.

  3. I have added Letter 2 as a transcript with a short summary above it. I am also getting a better feel for the design aspect of the blog. I'm open to suggestions from everyone, even a 111 year old, as this is my first go in the "blogosphere".


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