This letter was written while Bob Boykin was in the Army Air Forces during World War II. In it he urges his father to relax and recuperate. Bob appreciates Frank's desire to provide for the family, but he fears that too much work will kill him.
In the letter Frank describes the combat he has seen, including an attack by "suicide Jap plans" not long after his unit landed in the Philippines. He then discusses his efforts to provide recreation for his fellow soldiers: "I am glad I am here,...
In this letter to his father, Dick discusses renovations on his property and possible business ventures. Particularly interesting is his mention of kudzu, which the federal government sanctioned during this time to combat soil erosion.
This brief message was sent after the birth of the Boykins' first great-grandchild. In it, Frank expresses his happiness and congratulates the new parents. Apparently, this is a transcription of a telegram.
This letter was written after the Boykins' friends Ward and Frances McFarland moved to Tuscaloosa from Mobile. In it Frank expresses admiration for Frances and her husband and sends regrets for not seeing her during a recent visit.
This letter was written after Lykes and Maxine Boykin, friends of Frank's, gave a party honoring the daughter of Congressman Mendel Rivers. In it Frank comments on the guests, food, and success of the event.
In this letter to his two granddaughters, Frank discusses their weekly allowance and asks about their plans for the summer. He also mentions pictures taken by Bill Shrout, a photographer for the Saturday Evening Post.