47 Glencairn Ave.
Toronto 12
Dec. 2 /59

Claude & Christine (loved ones):

Bless your sweet hearts for your note of congratulations.

Claude, your writings (speeches) in the Star are magnificent and statesmanlike.

Christine – Did you see Lotta Dempsey's reference to you in the Star the other evening – 'Tall, dark, and handsome'? She told only half the truth.

Bless you again.

With love,
Ned


congratulations
Possibly on the occasion of his receiving the Civic Award of Merit from the Mayor and Council of the City of Toronto on 24 November 1959. The proceedings were televised.