[Written to Alice in Frankfort, Indiana. Return addressed: Richard, Plt. 622, R.D.M.C.B., San Diego 41, Calif. Postmarked in San Diego, Calif., on 5 July 1944 at 12:30 PM.]
July 4, 1944
Well, how ya doin’? Maybe I can write a little more tonight than I did last night.
I forgot to tell you that the cake got here and was properly taken care of the same evening. It was very good. Only – don’t send any more Angel Foods. The poor little thing was squeezed up into a neat little ball. There was no hole in the center and was it moist. There was room for about 3 more cakes about the same size in that box. But boy – was it good!
Time is short again. I’ll see you the 29th or as near after as I get my furlough.
Wish your Dad (he’s mine too, of course) a Happy Birthday for me. I’m afraid that’s the best I can do for now.
I love you with all my heart.