As the earliest letter I have to him is dated 1918, Roger has obviously passed on (which would make him 92 if he had been born the day the letter was sent to him). I was unable to find an obituary for him as the Toronto Star's obituary records only go back to 2008.
What do I know about him? Well, I know that he owned a Drug Store called Bodkins Drug Store in Toronto, and he was married to a lady named Rita. As you read through the letters, you will learn more about him, his family and friends.
It's fairly clear to me that Roger was a very nice man and everyone who wrote him seemed to have only good things to say.
The letters, totalling 8 range from 1918 to 1952. Some are closer together than others. I'm going to post the letters in chronological order, and will post them rather sporadically (one letter per post), so please keep checking back to find the next Letter to Roger.
Please comment on writing style, ink, paper - anything that comes to mind. We're all interested to know your thoughts on the letters. The image files are huge, so feel free to copy, paste and then re-size to whatever size is easiest for you to read. Please do not post the letters anywhere else, though.
So, without further ado, I give you letter 1, dated March 11, 1918.