[Written to Alice in Acton, Indiana. Return addressed: Richard, Ward 11, U.S.N.H., St. Albans, L.I., N.Y. Postmarked at Jamaica, N.Y., on 18 Feb 1946 at 1:30 P.M.]
Feb. 18, 1946
I can’t think of a thing to write this morning after talking to you last night. I love you with all my heart Sweetheart.
It was certainly a surprise to hear that Joe was a civilian. What was their hurry? Why didn’t they spend a little time in Indianapolis? I haven’t heard from him yet.
You said you had a valentine from the Frakers. Is H—– out of the Army yet? Where is Pete spending her time – in Frankfort or Dayton?
How are Uncle Clarence and Grace getting along? Have you been out to see them? Have you seen Mickey and Sandy? After Hank punched that job and said he would have to be matched – that he wasn’t responsible, does he still think he should get more money in his pay envelope? What did Herb do? Do they still think he is going to be just the thing to take over from Jack? I suppose Dad told you that I was now in the Printing business. Big Deal!! I had to go over to Occupational Therapy Friday morning. They are going to exercize my arm so I am now the motor in a small hand-fed press. I operated it for 7 minutes Friday and I have to go back this morning. I am afraid it is just a waste of time but there isn’t anything I can do about it.
How’s come Inez took the clock out of the room? That is my clock. Don’t you think that one of these days we might have use for more than one clock?
Sweetheart, you told in one of your letters that my letters (free mail) takes 2 days to get there. Your letters (air mail) usually take 2 days also. So what’s the difference? I know there are a lot of air mail stamps there that’s why I haven’t said anything before. But as soon as they are gone, send your letters regular mail. It won’t take any longer. Your mother sent me some .3¢ stamps. I’m afraid I don’t have much use for them. So here they are.
It’s time for sick call so I’ll close until tomorrow. I love you Sweetheart.
I love you with all my heart