Deadlands Noir Extinct in the Big Easy

Another Letter from Home

June 6, 1932

Margaret Ryan
10-56 Beach 22nd st.
Far Rockaway, NY

Fr. Sean P. Ryan
724 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA

Dear Sean,

It was good to finally hear from you in your letter dated May 25. Your father and I are so glad that you were able take a vacation and see something as exciting as the Indianapolis 500. We heard that there was a fire at some kind of building called a pagoda and that some people died. I hope that it didn’t ruin the race for you and your friends.

We have made arrangements to invest the $10,000 you sent your cousin Nicky. We were able to pay off his hospital bills and put the rest aside until he can find a way to support himself again.

Please be careful as you travel back to New Orleans. We will continue to pray for you and your friends safety and continued success.

Love,
Mom

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