STAN LAUREL LETTERHEAD - 1111 Franklin Ave., Santa Monica, CA - TYPEWRITTEN
My Dear Betty [Healy]:-
Needless to tell you, I was shocked to hear about your terrible accident its a miracle you were'nt killed, can't tell you how very very sorry I am Betty to get the bad news of your condition, thats really awful. I can imagine Wayne is plenty upset about it, I certainly sympathize with you both in your misfortune & tough luck.
A strange thing, only last Saturday I got a letter from Ernie Murphy (enclosed) the same thing happened to him, but evidently not quite as bad as yours, as he was moving at the time. This driving situation is sure getting serious, you are not safe even sitting in a parked car, frankly I'm afraid to go anywhere anymore, half of the people driving around are just plain maniacs.
I do hope you are insured Betty & also that the guy 1s able to get you a new car & pay all expenses for the personal injuries he inflicted on you & the demoralization he caused - the pain & suffering you must be going through.
Well, not much I can say or do Betty, except again to tell you how deeply sorry both Eda & I are, & sincerely hope & trust you make a full recovery, its going to take time of course to get over the shock of it all. Was happy to note that you felt you were already starting to improve, which is a good sign & very encouraging, am sure with your will power & determination you will get well again, sooner than expected.
So glad you have your TV set to give you enjoyment & pleasure & take your mind away from your troubles, this invention is certainly a God send to us all, do'nt know what I'd have done without it all this time I've been laid up.
Please convey my regrets to Wayne, am sure he feels very unhappy about it all, but I know he will do everything possible to help you get back in shape again.
Eda joins in every good wish.
Bye & God Bless.
LETTER FROM STAN LAUREL TO ERNIE MURPHY - May 24, 1956
RUBBER STAMP - 1111 Franklin St., Santa Monica, CA - TYPEWRITTEN
I’m really scared to drive anymore with all these bloody maniacs on the road.