Split 3rd of April 1976.

Dear aunt and uncle!
I have to tell you very sad news, heart of our beloved father, your brother, stopped beating. It happened couple of days ago. We did everything we could, but it was Godís will. He complained that he was suffocating from time to time more then two months ago. He went to see the doctor and he told him that he has water in his lungs. He had three treatments to remove the water and he was in a hospital for a month. After the hospital I took him to my house where he died mentioning his brother Jakov. I am very sorry that I wasnít there, I was in Rijeka at that time. Funeral was big, a lot of people came, relatives and friends. We did all what he asked for. Mother is now with me, nobody is the village. We planted some potatoes, took care of the wine. I enrolled to the higher school in Rijeka it lasts two years and when finish it I can be a teacher. We are all well thank God, except mom.
Dear uncle write if you are planning to visit again we would all be happy if you and aunt would visit the grave of our father.
Receive greetings from all of us; little Josko and Zeljko are sending kisses to grandma and grandpa.
Radja Ivan

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