Ogorje 16th of March 1947

Dear brother and daughter in law
I can tell you that we are all well and I hope and pray to God that this few words will find you in good health. Now I can tell you that I received three packages and they were undamaged, at the post office here they opened it and checked what was inside. Now my dear brother I am glad when I see that you have not forgotten about us and that we have somebody there in America but I am worried because you are not writing. I do not know what to think because we received only packages for me, for Jandra and Marta and not for Cvita that is why I am not sure how to divide it, you will have to tell me that in a letter. Now my dear brother and daughter in law write how you live there, if you have a job, here there is enough work to do. Now let me write about us, nothing new only we had a lot of rain this winter. Three of my oldest sons are in the army and thank God, they are alive and well. Now I do not know what to write about so receive greetings from your sister Jandra and her son Ivan who did not joined the army because he has a wife and two kids a son and a daughter. And receive a greeting from your sister Marta and her husband Ivan, than from your sister Cvita, we have not heard anything about her Andrija since he joined the army. We are glad you sent clothes because it is hard to get it here, and the situation with the food is not that bad. You wrote to Grga about the house and how the Germans destroyed it and asked if we were hurt, but we were not thank God. Now receive greetings from me and my wife, you your wife and your kids. I ma glad that Jakov is going to school write to me about it. Now we have elementary school here, it was burned down during the war now we rebuild it and now we have a female teacher. Now receive a greeting from me your brother Radja Jozo

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