S: Sonny & Doris
BC: Family, May these words ignite your heart like they did mine. Love, Eric
1: The Kleiss Family What started as simple love letters led to a beautiful, loving family. This book will take you on a trip back in time, chronicling the lives of Doris Nunn and A.E. Kleiss. You may just find that you can learn more about yourself, not by looking in the mirror, but by learning about those who raised you. | Doris Nunn & A.E. Kleiss | Joyce Kleiss (Arseneau) July 15, 1958 | James (Jim) Kleiss April 25, 1951 | Marcian (Marc) Kleiss September 2, 1953 | Daniel (Dan) Kleiss February 26, 1957 | Anthony (Andy) Kleiss September 16, 1954 | Janice Kleiss (Moody) March 15, 1952
2: Doris typically wrote her letters on one-fold stationery. She notated each letter with the date and always continued the second page on the right side of the inside flap. You'll notice the number "2" that marks the second page. | Church of the Recessional | The Little Church of the Flowers | Glendale, CA | Wee Kirk o' the Heather | Forest Lawn
3: The Last Supper Window at Forest Lawn
4: Forest Park - St. Louis, MO | The letters will begin to correspond by date later on in the book. During periods where Sonny's letters are missing, writings from Doris fill the right side of the book.
6: Van Johnson "Ted Lawson" in Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)
9: "I think you would make a good nurse, you can take care of me if you want to."
12: Golden Gate Bridge (1941) | San Francisco - Chinatown (Circa 1940)
14: The Lodge Bear Valley, CA | Pioneer Monument Donner Pass Truckee, CA Dedicated June 1918
21: Doris and Ardith (Circa 1948) | Monticello Fair (Summer 1948)
24: "I'm trying to ignore some of the things you write, but I'm not succeeding very well."
25: "You asked what my middle name was in that letter. It is Joy."
26: "You had better have a good excuse for not calling because I stayed home from Parshall just in case..."
28: Clark Gable plays as Charley Enley Kyng in a drama film about a gambling man who finds himself estranged from his wife and son. | Movie Released: July 15, 1949
30: "...I want to stay married and be happy for at least 100 years."
32: "That's what I wanted anyway was just to talk to you."
34: Trail Ridge Road opened in July 1932 and is the highest continuous motorway in the United States, with more than ten miles of road above 11,000 ft. Far from city lights, this road offers unparalleled views of the nighttime sky.
36: "...A novel about a normal, average modern American family and the problems and fears, the hopes and joys that we all share. Here are the perplexing questions of love and marriage and parenthood, and the dramas of our everyday lives. And here, too, are the answers that we seek..."
38: Telephone Operators (Circa 1950)
39: "Joyce Elaine has been loving me to pieces..."
44: "Can you hear me say it now? I love you, Sonny."
50: "I only think about you 22 hours a day. The other two hours I sleep."
52: "Did I ever tell you that I'm in love? Pretty nice guy too. He lives in Tuscola. Have you ever met him?"
57: Doris and Sonny (Winter 1949)
62: "I wish I was with you and the only time I had to say good-bye was when you went to work. Maybe someday."
69: Aint | Love | Grand
71: The Kleiss Family (1963)
74: "...and then I decided to write Doris Kleiss and it sounds okay to me."
92: The Hasty Heart (1949) starring Richard Todd and Ronald Reagan.
94: "Now if everyone felt like me Kremmling wouldn't need a doctor. And then again if everyone felt like me they would all be in love."
96: "I love you so very much, honey."