Your mother and I have been a complete failure financially but if the boys turn out to be good and useful citizens nothing else matters and we know this is happening so why not be jubilant?
–LeRoy Pollock in a 1928 letter to his 16-year-old son Jackson.
The rest of the letter is here, and this is the book where it can be found: American Letters 1927-1947: Jackson Pollock & Family.
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