[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 16, 1944
Just a few lines dearest to let you know that I am well and getting along O.K.
I received two letters from you today. They were wrote on the seventh and eighth of this month.
I was very sorry to hear that you have been sick. I sure hope when you get this Dearest, that you are feeling allright, and getting along fine.
What does these letters mean that you had on the letters you sent me H.O.L.L.A.N.D. Please Mary let me know when you answer this, will you Dearest.
What did your Mother mean when she said if any thing would of happened to you? Ask her what she thinks about what we were talking about. Don’t forget will you Darling dopey.
Keep on Mary Dearest, putting putting the babys to sleep. It will keep you in good practice till we get the six of our own.
I haven’t been keeping account of all the kisses that you sent me but I will count them all up before I send for you and Darling I will add some to them. I think I will be able to send the cake home. I will try awful hard to any way. If I am unable to I will write and tell them what it tasted like. You would not mind that, would you.
Dearest please try and find out what causes the pain in your side, will you? I would hate to have you here and you get it when you would have to stay all day by your self. I just could not stand it. Will you promise me Darling that you will see about it.
Dear Jimmie still looks for me to come up to the house? Tell him I might be up to see him some time.
Mary if you could only hear the gang of us here in this hut tonight. The old bunch are here. Hirsch, Hank, Werth, Grey, Spangler and a couple more. I think if any body would look crooked at any of us we would bite their heads off. The longer we are here dearest, the worse it is. Every body wants to get back up there. You know two of the boys that was up there with Werth got engaged. If it keeps on I think about all the fellows that was single will be getting married.
Dearest, what do you mean about putting me to sleep when we are together again. You will be doing good, Mrs. Cole, if you get any sleep at all. I miss you so much, Mary darling, that I think I could just stay awake for a week just looking at you.
I could never laugh at you dearest, no matter what you wrote, but I could not help it the first night. It seemed so funny. I guess you think so your self now. Darling, there were just one hundred and seventeen kisses in this letter. That is hardly enough to start on. Just wait till I see you my wonderful dopey darling wife and I will show you what I mean.
Mary darling, tell your Mother that I said that I miss her a lot and am sending her my love. Tell Aunt Babs that I miss her too. Tell the rest that I said Hello.
Well Dearest, I can not find out any thing more to say, only that I love you about a million times more than any thing else in this world. Answer as soon as you can darling.
Good-By dearest sweet Wife
All my Love forever and ever.
Your Loving husband