June 5, 1943
Sat. 11:00 p.m.
Dear Darling Sweetheart:
Loving you so much and am very, very lonesome for you. At last, we’re actually in our new home, and are quite well settled too. There are still many things in the attic to be sorted and arranged, but as far as the large pieces of furniture, dishes, and linen, are concerned, they’re in good order. It has rained again practically all day. The moving van left from our other house after packing for three hours and didn’t leave here until 6:30 to-night. They started at 1:20 – so you can see, we really had plenty of stuff.
Received a letter from Arlene McCurry and also from Mrs. Kirk today. Remember the picture taken of us in the jeep at the Kirks’? She sent us the negative, so will get it developed and send it on for you. Mrs. K. has been working for the U.S.O., but says she can’t make up her mind as to what she really wants to do. Said she has been nursing a finger “which the monkey tried to bite off.” Also made the statement that Hope does not write as often as she would like to have him. Well, Sweet, as long as you keep writing every day, I can’t wish for anything better right now, though of course, am wishing and dreaming for you and ours in the near future; for I do need you so much – you’re a part of me, and it’s hard to live without you. Mrs. K. said too, that she had an Ensign and 2nd Lt. living in her house now – both of them from Minneapolis. She said also to be sure and give you her love and to take good care of her “Pop.”
Take good care of yourself though too, Sweetiepie. I do love you very much and look forward so much to the day when you’ll be returning.
Lots of flutes and all my love,
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Bought a $100.00 bond today & gave Dad $15.00 to help in the moving expense.
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I think you’re wonderful.