[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 24, 44
My Darling Wife:
Just a few more lines Dearest to wish you a very Merry Christmas and to let you know that I am well and thinking of my own sweet Wife all the time. I received your letter today that you sent on the 16th or when ever you wrote it. It was the first one that I received from you Darling for three days. Dearest I was worried about you. When I did not receive a letter from you for so long I did not know what to think. Please Darling don’t make me wait so long for a letter, for your letters sure mean a lot to me. I am glad to hear that you are not sitting around the house worrying like you said you might. It will make the time go a little faster when you go to a show once in a while. I have only been to a show once since I have been here, and that was on the base. Dearest I hate to go to a movie with out you any more. The rest of the nights I write a letter to you and maybe one home and then go to bed.
I went to church today, and I might go tomorrow but I don’t know for sure.
Dearest I will be looking and waiting for your picture, and I sure hope that I get it soon.
Mary Darling please try to quit arguing with your Mother just for a little while. I sure wish that I can find a place for you soon. I have been unable to get out of camp in the day time and I would not be able to find any thing at night. Please Dearest try to get along just a while longer. Please try won’t you Darling? Dearest you’re not the only one that hopes that they are not red headed. I don’t mind red hair but I would sooner for it to be like yours for that is my favorite color.
Darling I did not have any one in my arms and the only one that is getting in there in my arms Darling sweet wife, and you know who that is.
Dearest I am sorry to hear that you bought me something for Christmas, for I can not get you any thing around here, so forgive me won’t you Darling? Mary will you be working on the 28th of this month? If you are keep looking out the window for you might see me going past sometime in the forenoon if nothing happens. I am not promising that I will be there but if I am you are finished working for the day. Answer soon Darling.
All my love till I see you again
Your Loving and Lonely husband
[Included in this envelope is a piece of paper with three mailing addresses written in Mary’s hand:
D.V.T. Kenneth C. 33392920,
Co. D. 24th, M.E.D. B.N.
A.P.O. 24 c/o PM.
San Francisco, Calif.
Mrs. Kenneth C.
Melcroft, Penna. U.S.A.
Miss Ruth R.
18 Victoria Street
Somerville, Mass. U.S.A.