"There is no fear in love, perfect love casts out fear."

1 John 4:18

Water So Blue

May 7, 1943

Dearest Mary,

Well little girl here it is Sunday, did it ever rain yesterday, I can understand why the Mississippi is always flowing over. I told you about our demonstration we were going to give, they took out pictures, while we were in the uniforms, there all sent to the Was Department for some purpose. (Speaking of rain it’s starting in again) this demonstration was given for the officers and non-coms of the division, any way it started to rain, and you should have seen them, it was a riot, we had all of our equipment together, and got a ride back to camp in a truck. I think the officers were kinda burned up or should I say “wet”! ha ha,

Mary I’ve only got three more weeks of basic, then I really don’t know what will happen. On that test I took I got excellent on all of the subjects, man was I ever happy. There isn’t much doing around camp today I think I’ll go to the show this afternoon and see (This Land is Mine) did you see it Mary? I’ll let you know how it is.
I meant to ask you are you still working for United Air Lines? or what! It seems to me in your letters that you don’t like your work Mary? or maybe it’s me.

How is the weather in Calif. I’ll be its swell, huh! How would you like to be in Catalina now Mary? that’s the life, gee I’ve never seen water so blue, I sure wish I was there. Jimmy is writing to his wife, Jeanne that’s his wife just had a baby boy, and Jimmy got to go home man, was he ever thrilled.

You will have to excuse me for now Mary, cause I have to go wash my clothes, I’ll be a regular house wife (when I get out) ha, ha, gee I can make a bed, sew, and wash, I already know how to boil water, ha, know kidding Mary I can cook a little, I use to bake cakes for my Mom. That’s when I use to play hooky, then I wouldn’t get heck. Well, kido I’ll write tomorrow, but it will probably be the same old stuff, gee nothing ever happens around here either.

Well little girl be good, and take care of yourself too. O.K.?


Say hello to your folks and R.J. for me. And I wish your Mom a happy Mothers day.

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