[Letter addressed to Mrs. Harry V. C., c/o Mrs. J. W., 20 Block Street, Dundee, Scotland. Return addressed to Cpl. Harry V. C., 33428766, 1409th A.A.F. Base Unit, E.D.A.T.C. A.P.O. 741 c/o P.M., U.S. Army.]
December 14, 1944
Dear Mary Darling
Just a few lines to let you know that I am well and getting along fine. I sure wish that I can find you a place to stay before long here. I miss you so much darling I hardly know what to do when I am not working. I guess I will find a place before long. This place is not fit for you to live in. It is worse than any place that I have been in over here yet. Darling I only wish that I was back with you again.
Dearest how are you getting along at the office now? Do you have to work late now? What would you do if I would get back up there for a little while? Keep on working, or stay at home? Mary darling have you been writing every day? I have only received one letter from you so far and that was three days ago. I am looking for your letters every day. They mean more to me than any thing I could get. They are the only thing that brightens the place up for me.
Dearest dopey wouldn’t you like to be sitting in front of the fireplace just now like we used to. Boy they were the most wonderful and happy times that two people could ever have. I guess darling we can not say much for we had the most wonder times in the eight months that any body could ever want, but it won’t be long till we will be together again darling and have a little family of our own to take care of. I sure wish that time was now, dearest. What do you think about it? I hope your Father will get home before long for I want to get to know him. I only hope that he is not too mad at me.
How is Mom and Jimmie getting along? I hope that you haven’t been having too many arguments since I left.
Dearest, Werth came back today. He does not get much of a chance to say any thing about Dundee. I guess that is all the fellows think about. They all seem like they are homesick to get back. I know that when I left you darling it was the hardest thing that I ever had to do in my life. And if I have anything to say about it when we get back to each other again I will never leave you. When we get back to the States darling where ever I go, I am going to take my sweet little wife with me or know the reason why.
Mary when I see you again I want to see you heavier than when I left you, so you better not stop eating. I might have to write and tell your Mother to feed you with a bottle like Jimmie eats. Haw would you like that, Dopey?
Darling what did you learn about things when you read the book that Helen had?
Dearest, do you still want that little blue eyed, wavy haired blond you was talking about? Let me know if you have changed your mind.
Mary dear, I have just finished writing a big letter to my Mother. I told her all about us getting married and every thing. The only thing that I forgot to tell her was getting hit on the head with something. Boy Darling, that was some time coming down the stairs and going back up. I would do it every day to get a wonderful sweet wife like you. Dearest, please don’t call me a hunk of mutton. Call me any thing else but that. I eat so much mutton when I was eating in the R.A.F. mess hall that I do not want to hear any thing that sounds like it. Please, Dopey darling, don’t call me that.
Dearest, I am sending you one of the papers we had filled out. I hope you get it O.K. It is in this letter. Did you get all your other papers fixed out yet? Let me know when you do. I will have to close for this time, dearest. I am sending you all my love, and all the kisses that I can.
all my love forever
Your Loving Husband