[Letter postmarked on 15 July 1941 at 10 a.m. at Riverside, Illinois. Addressed to Miss Crystal K., Marshalltown, Iowa, c/o Mrs. P. Return addressed to Mr. Richard N., Riverside, Illinois.]
Well, to-day I slept to noon because I had nothing else better to do. Then I called Jerry about 12:30 and at two o’clock he and I were on the boat. He was wishing he had a date and I was wishing you were next to me in the place of Jerry. We had been tearing around. I hadn’t been on the boat since last Sunday when I lost my surfboard. Darn!! HE@L!
Hon, I have a choice bit of news for you now. We were riding by the Yacht Club Bohemia and guess what? You couldn’t – or could you? I saw a Chinese red stop red Pontiac convertible. I wonder whose it was – oh yeah! Had you been with me, I would have looked him up. As it was, I paid it no attention.
Yes, I got your card to-day. I’ll bet the scenery is beautiful.
I piled in bed about midnight and laid awake thinking of you. After not seeing you for over a week, it was really bad. The first time in six months, you know. I couldn’t imagine what I was going to do the next week. Finally, I fell asleep.
(I love you, Hon) xxxxxxxxxx