I'm trying to read a letter written in 1940. The first line is as follows (question marks indicate a word I can't make out, see attached file).
Kochany Lolku, Chciałem już do ciebie pisać do Chicago, gdy ?? twoje kartke z Barcelony.
I think the general sense is, "Dear Leo, I wanted to write to you in Chicago even though your card comes from Barcelona."
But what is that missing word? (If you want to see the whole letter, it's here: leonidhurwicz.org/letter-from-kaunas/)