May 5, ’43
Wed. 9:30 p.m.
Dearest: Am loving you with all my heart, soul, strength, and might.I’m praying and hoping that you are all right and that it won’t be too long before you’ll be back.
I really put in a full day, starting out by doing a washing; then cleaned the Venetian blinds; took the car down to have the oil changed (have decided to sell the car in July as have had many offers); came home and baked a rhubarb upside-down cake; met Dad at our McNair home to dig up the flowers, and then transplanted them in the yard of our new home. So you see, I have been busy – oh, yes, practiced too, about 45 minutes. Have a new piece for us. It’s “Clair-de-Lune” by Debussy and very lovely.
Judith is planning on visiting me this week-end. Prob. will stay all night with me as have asked her to. Will be nice to see her and visit with her again – and then too, she is your sister, and that alone, means so much to me.
Darling, I’d love to be with you to-night and every day and night all the rest of my life. Yes, I miss you more and more as time goes by, and love you more and more too. I’m so anxious to have more mail from you.
Claude Debussy: Clair de lune, performed by Leon Fleisher (2004 recording)