THE SENTENCES BELOW WERE TAKEN FROM ACTUAL
LETTERS RECEIVED BY A
in the USA FROM APPLICATIONS FOR AID:
- 1. I am forwarding my
certificate and 6 children. I had about 7, but one died which was
baptized on a
half sheet of paper.
- 2. I am writing to the
Welfare Dept. to
say that my baby was born 2 years old, when do I get my money?
- 3. Mrs. Jones has not
had any clothes
for a year, and has been visited regularly by the clergy.
- 4. I am glad to report
that my husband
, who was reported missing, is dead.
- 5. This is my eighth
child. What are
you going to do about it?
- 6. Please find for
certain if my
husband is dead. The man I am living with can't eat or do anything
- 7. I am very much
annoyed to find that
you have branded my boy illiterate as this is a dirty lie. I
was married to his father a week
- before he was
- 8. In answer to your
letter, I have
given birth to a boy weighing 10 lbs. I hope this is satisfactory.
- 9. My husband got his
project cut off 2
weeks ago and I haven't had any relief since.
- 10. I am forwarding my
certificate and my 3 children. One of which was a mistake as you will
- 11. Unless I get my
soon, I will be forced to live an immortal life.
- 12. You have changed my
little boy to a
girl. Will this make any difference?
13. In accordance with
instructions, I have given birth to twins in the enclosed
14. I want money as quick
as I can
it. I have been in bed with the doctor for 2 months, and he doesnt do
me any good. If things don't
I will have to send for