1702 Chestnut St.
St. Louis, MO
2730 Kenwood Ave.
June 25, 1905
Received your letter, was delighted to hear from you after so long a period of silence. Glad you are well and having such a nice time in Missouri.
I thought that you had forgotten us. The photo is simply you. If you do not like it, you do not like yourself, for if it was any different it would not be like you. Really, Homer, I think it just lovely of you.
Thank you for it ever so much. Shall send you mine in a day or so, if nothing happens to prevent it. I am liable to break the camera but I suppose the artist can secure another one.
Do you like St. Louis? Shall you remain there long? Are you with the same people?
Hoping to hear from you soon,
Pearl D. Reed
Trying to picture Homer years younger from this later photo. In his WW1 and WW2 draft registrations, Homer was described as 5 ft 8 in, slender, with black hair and blue eyes.