[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.]
Feb. 14, 1945
Just a couple more lines to tell you that I am well and getting along the same as always. I did not get any letter from you today, Darling, but I have the letter you wrote on the 6th, 7th, and 8th to answer now. I got them all straightened out, Darling. I was sure glad to get them. I only wish that I could have been up there with you, my precious Darling, but it could not be helped. I only hope that nothing happens to keep me away from being with you this time, for Dearest I miss you so much.
Well Darling, I am going to start answering the first letter now. Do you get any time off at all when I am up there, Darling? Please let me know if you do, Dearest. I guess I know how you felt when I did not get there when I was supposed to, Darling, for I did not feel any too good myself. I only [hope] I don’t disappoint you this time. I am starting to answer the second letter now, darling, so I guess you will know what I am writing about. I hope you do any way, Dearest. I read the letters the way I was supposed to, Darling. You just write them any way at all for I am good at figuring letters out or I would never understand what they write from home. I guess I will have to catch that mouse for you when I come up. That is, if you haven’t scared it to death before I get there. I have been chasing them around here in the barracks but so far they keep out of reach. I am glad to know that you received Mom’s letter allright. Darling, I only wish that I was there with you now, darling, when you was writing this letter to me. You better get all the sleep you can Darling, for I haven’t seen you for a long time and I want to catch up on the kisses that you sent me. Darling, some one might come to visit you some time. I only hope that this war is over before very long for Dearest, I never missed any one before in my life like I do you.
I know it might be a lot of bother but Dearest will it make too much difference to us? I think we will get used to it.
Darling, I think you are wrong. That would be too close together to suit either of us. Don’t you think it would be, Darling. I think a little bigger steps would be a lot better. Darling please forget about Harriet. Just think about us. Don’t you think that would be a lot better, Darling?
I see what you mean, Dearest. I know it would make a lot of difference if I was back up there but, Darling, let’s try it anyway. I think we would be a lot happier. I will be with you some of the time. Darling, I am glad you write like you do, and I don’t think you are silly.
Well precious, here is the answer to the last letter now. I think I have answered all the questions in the other two. Haven’t I, Darling? Just as long as I hear from you, Darling, and know that you are allright is all I care, Dearest. When you are busy just write what you can. I am glad to know that you are getting my letters all right. I get all that you send me but some time it takes about 7 days to get here.
Well Darling, how was the show that you and Anna went to see? Was it worth seeing? You are right, Darling, when you say I would sooner sit in front of the fire place with my Loving wife on my knee. It is all right Darling to go to all the shows you want to as long as I am not there. When I am there with you Dearest I want to [be] where I can hold you tight and feel your lips on mine all the time. I would of liked to have been there and saw you when the mouse was running around. I don’t believe I could of helped from laughing.
Does Alex still like his work there, or has he just started. When you see him tell him that I said Hello. Tell him I might see him around up there some time.
Well Darling, I guess I will have to close for this time. Tell Mom and Jimmy that I am thinking of them. I will write to you tomorrow. I will be looking for a letter from you tomorrow. All my Love and kisses Darling. I hope and pray that I will be with you soon. I miss you so much that I can hardly stand being away from you, Darling.
Your Loving and Lonely Husband