[Written to Alice in Indianapolis, Indiana. Return addressed: Richard, Ward 43, U.S.N.H., St. Albans, L.I., N.Y. Postmarked at Jamaica, N.Y., on 15 Apr 1946 at 1:30 P.M.]
April 15, 1946
Surprise – I’m going to write a letter. I love you Sweetheart.
I’m glad you reminded me of something last night. In my excitement of getting out, I had forgotten all about it. I was thinking only of getting back home to you Sweetheart. I know you are rather disgusted with me, but can you forget that and think it over? I would still like to see some of New York and Niagara Falls. We could arrange it if you would come up here. I could let you know when I was getting ready to leave Brooklyn and while I was in Bainbridge, you could come up and get a hotel room. We could look around New York a couple of days and then go on and see the Falls a couple days. We couldn’t take too long though. I will have to report to my draft board within 10 days after I get discharged. Do you think you will feel like traveling then? You say the word, Sweetheart and we’ll do it. I’m sorry it slipped my mind. I wanted to do it when we first talked of it and I still do. What do you say?
I love you with all my heart