Ernest Hemingway's letter to his mother (Sept.... - stuff your eyes with wonder

Ernest Hemingway's letter to his mother (Sept. 1914). The letter reads:

"Dear Mother,
I got your card thanks very much. Our Train was 2.25 minutes late!! so no school.
The Program is all changed around lunch at a different time and alot of other changes. There was a report circulated around that I was drowned and some of my pals thot I was a ghost. May I PLEASE have SOME LONG PANTS. Every other Boy in our class has them, Lewie Clarahan Ignatz smith and every other little shrimp. My pants are so small every time I wiggle I think they are going to split. And I have about 8 or Ten inches of wrist below me cuffs thusly.
Please say I can have them long ones.
Your drowned son
Ernest Hemingway
P.S. My shirt buttons all fly off when I take a full Breath”

Letter credit: Ernest Hemingway Foundation. Hemingway’s scrapbooks made available by jfklibrary.org

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