April 4, ’43
I love you & wish I could hear you tell me that to-night. Glad you remember it in your letters because I do look for it, Sweetheart. Saturday was another lucky day for me as I received your V-mail letter of March 16. It seemed so tiny, but then, was glad to get it anyway. You mentioned playing a game with the officers and giving them a trimming. What game was that? You certainly know how to keep fit with those exercises, don’t you. I think that’s fine. Audrey and I took a ride down by the creek this afternoon. We all ate our dinner out today and took a ride down by the Minn. River, which has really flooded over, due to the many snows. Many of the houses were partially under water. We’ve been spending the evening at home. I’ve been helping Aud get her clothes ready for the trip.
I enjoyed the concert so much last night. Paul Robeson, the colored singer, was very fine. The orchestra was exceptionally good, but this was the first time I’ve ever heard them have to begin over again 2 times before they could get the piece right. The audience really got a kick out of it. Mrs. Welte was there and we talked to one another. She wanted to know where you were. Have more to talk about so will continue in my next V-letter.
Loving you as always,
“Joe Hill” sung by Paul Robeson. This performance was recorded on January 30, 1942.
Paul Robeson singing “My Curly Headed Baby” (Prague, 1949)