1. Vivian darling—

    Salemson always boasted
    he would never autograph a
    book he didn’t write himself,
    but here’s the one that, more
    than any other, he would have
    wanted to write—with love
    and belated birthday greetings,
    Buddy.

    August 1936

     
  2. To Charlie

    My friend—
    in or out of uniform
    Doris

    4-10-46

     
  3. To My Mother
    Lou Alice

    I know it’s hard to
    go thru the desert—but
    know that God is holding
    your hand and I
    am holding you in
    my heart.

    I love you—and
    ache for you
    your daughter No. III

    Priscilla IV

     
  4. May 18, 1980
    Your individual
    talent is central to
    our tradition–
    in fact you are
    central anywhere,
    any time.

    Love, as ever,
    E Grean

     
  5. Sept 1939

    Dear Solon:
    We Italians love our Boccaccio.
    Hope you too find him an
    oasis in this harsh desert
    of life etc.
    F.P.

     
  6. For John
    Who is a part of
    both
    England and America
    with leanings toward
    world-citizenship—
    Gatner
    24 July 1942

     
  7. Dear Duncan,
    Truth and beauty shine
    brightly by any name—this volume
    has brought much of both to me and
    I hope it may to you.
    Sincerely,
    Ed

     
  8. Christmas 2001

    To: Matt
    From: Raquel

    Matt I hope you like it.
    See you can be happy!
    I miss you!

    Raquel

     
  9. December 1979
    Don—
    If you have a goal in life
    that takes a lot of energy
    that incurs a great deal of
    interest and that is a
    challenge to you, you
    will always look forward
    to waking up to see what
    the new day brings.

    If you find people in your
    life that understand you
    completely—that share your
    ideas and believe in everything
    you do, you will always
    look forward to the night
    because you will never be
    lonely.

    I hope this book brings
    you as much enjoyment and peace
    as it has brought me.

    Sandy

     
  10. Merry Christmas
    Chuck!
    Now you can find out
    if Jimmy Hoffa is where you
    think he is!

    Love,
    Tina, Melissa & Jeffrey”

     
  11. To Miriam and Yoska
    For the birth
    of your daughter
    Ruti.

    Rachel and Shlomo Rozen

    (Translated from Hebrew)

     
  12. In
    Recognition of Services
    rendered
    as
    Catechist.

    Xmas 1913.

    From J.A.

    To
    Margareth

     
  13. And souvenirs from Macy’s—
    To commemorate the rainy day when
    Her & I fled a time-burdened home
    to seek you out—at Macy’s.
    Wine from these grapes—the
    rich red seal of sacrifice—the bodily
    suffering of you which re-created in
    me a new soul strength—all
    because of your experience at Macy’s.
    Let us give thanks for Macy’s.
    9/5/35—Robin.

    Since “poetry is the synthesis of
    hyacinths and biscuits”!
    Minnie”

     
  14. You, dear God
    even if the sunshine were blotted out,
    there would still be the moon and the stars
    and the lamps of winter evenings—
    there is so much beautiful light in this world.

    (Translated from German)

     
  15. To Nadine—
    Joshua 1:9!
    Joyce