[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. 31. 1944
My Darling Wife:
Just a few more lines to let you know Darling that I am well and miss you an awful lot.
Dearest, this is the last letter that I am going to write to you this year, and I am wishing you a very happy New Year. Darling, I would give any thing to be with you tonight, so we could start the New Year together or something.
I received three letters from you today Darling, and a paper letting me know that your package is here in the post office for me to pick up so I will get it tomorrow. Darling, why do you want to know if your letters are boring me? You know Dearest, that you could never write such a letter to me. I can hardly wait till I get one from you. The last one I got today was wrote on the 26th so I guess it will be a week before I receive any more from you, my Dearest. Darling, the way you said in your letter you must have had some time sleeping the 24th. Dearest, was it any better the night I was with you? Did you wake up any more with your arms around your Mother’s neck like she told me you did. Boy, I would have been there to of seen you when you got awake. I know how it feels to be thinking and dreaming about some one dear to you and wakin’ up and find them not there. Oh Mary, I can not count the times that has happened to me.
Darling, you did not have to worry about Jimmie’s book keeping me from thinking of you did you Dearest? Mary, there is nothing any where that could do that. Well, I suppose that Anna and the other girls are having a time at the office now. If they say any thing just tell them that they are jealous and you ask them if they wouldn’t like to be as lucky as you.
I got paid today, Mary Darling, and I got over 2.6 pounds, so I will send you some. I am only going to send you a pound in this, but I will send you more some other time. I was going to try ans save some for the three of us. How soon so [you] think that will be! But Darling, it will never be too soon for us, will it Dearest. Darling, I am sorry I did get all the kisses when I was up there that you sent me but I will try and make up for it next time. Do you think I can, Mary Dearest?
I will have to close this note for now, but I will write to you next year.
All my love and kisses
Your lonely Loving husband till I am with you
PS. I hope you get the pound in this letter. Let me know if you do.