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Harry to Mary: 30 December 1944

February 1st, 2012 · No Comments

[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.]

Dec. 30, 1944

Dearest Mary.

I haven’t much to write about tonight for I am a little bit sleepy already.

I had a nice trip down here Darling.  Hank and I got in Edinburgh about 30 minutes before the train left for this direction.  Mary you should of seen the crowd waiting on it, but we hit it lucky.  One of the fellows that we started out with was in the front of the line so we just stepped in the line with him.  Then when we went to get on the train one of the boys that worked for the rail road ask us if we wanted a seat so we said yes.  He took our packs and as soon as the train stopped he jumped in ahead of the people and got us each a seat.  We each give him a shilling or two.  We only had to change two times to get here, and we had plenty of time.

Darling I sure hated to see you have to go back to work after I left, and Dearest you tell your boss that it had better be the last time that you have to work when I come up there.  Tell him that I said so if he says any thing, and if he don’t like that tell him to stick his job someplace.

Darling I was looking to find some letters and the package here when I arrived but there was nothing but I suppose they will be here in a few days.

Dearest, I miss you so much already.  I don’t know what I am going to do till I get to see you again but I guess I will just have to miss my sweet little wife for a while but I will be there with you again as soon as I can.

Darling I will get paid tomorrow, then I will send you some more money.  I am going to send your Mother some also.  She spent a lot getting every thing for when we were married besides all the work that she did for us, and all the bother I caused her before.

I am going to try and save some Dearest for us and somebody else, for we will have to have a lot then.  Don’t you think so Dearest?  Will it be allright the next time Darling about what we were talking about?  I told you that I would not ask you any more but you know how I feel and the way you feel so I guess it don’t matter, does it Dearest.

Mary Darling, when you answer Dad’s letter tell him that I am glad he feels the way he does and that I will be doing all I can to make you the happiest person in the world.  Tell him that I wish him the best of luck and I hope he soon gets home.  I am hoping to see him.  I know that he is a wonderful person for he could not have such a wonderful daughter like my Darling Wife if he wasn’t.  Could he Dearest?

Mary what is Jimmie doing since I left?  Did he look for me when he got home that night.  Did Charlie leave that night, Mary?  I looked for him on the train but he was no where in sight.  I bet your Aunt is awful lonesome since he is gone, don’t you Dopey?  But don’t tell her I said that, or she might break my neck then what would you do.  Tell her that I said Hello and I wish every body a very Happy New Year.

I will have to finish this now my Darling Sweet Wife but I will write a few more lines tomorrow.

Goodnight Dearest and pleasant dreams.
All My Love
your Lonely Loving Husband

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