December 11th, 1943

Doreen Darling;

Well here it is 4:30 Saturday afternoon dear and I have just returned from supper, we had a hot beef sandwich and salad and a choice of prunes or rice pudding for dessert.
I received your last letter yesterday and was very glad to dear that you are feeling better. I certainly do a lot of worrying over you dear when you are not well. I guess that is what love really is.
Well I haven’t heard anything yet dear, but I guess that I will only be writing about one more letter or so from down here so if you don’t hear from me for 2 or 3 days you will know that I am on my way but I will let you know as soon as I hear definitely darling.
Well I have not been doing very much dear. Wednesday and Thursday nights I didn’t go out of the barracks and Friday night I went to the Rec Hall and saw a stage show and then the picture ” Hangmen Also die” and didn’t get out until 12:15 which was the latest for me in a very long time. It was a real good picture though. Tonight they are having a show in the Rec Hall and a dance int he drill hall. Norm and I are going to the show.
Well it is only 2 weeks today until Christmas, it isn’t very long darling is it dear? And you can bet that I’ll try my darnedest to get home at New Years with you honey because we have been together at New Years for a long time now haven’t we?
I haven’t been able to get any shopping done at all dear but I will get our cards away about next Friday or so, do you think that will be OK? I hope that you got something nice for you Mom and Pop dear as I think you did very good for my folks.
I am glad that you only have 2 more weeks to work dear you never know what might happen if you overdo it dear. What does it feel like to know that you are not going to work anymore dear, and now you get to stay home and be a good mother to be and darling that is the most important thing in the world for me.
By the way dear have you decided where you would like to live? I’m going to leave it entirely up to you honey if you want to stay at your place or if you would like to stay at ours, you know that you would be more than welcome, in fact my Mom and Dad would be so very happy to have you but as I said dear it is up to you but then we can talk it over when I come home.
I’m just fine dear we haven’t had hardly any flu down here. I guess that is pretty bad back home eh? but the weather is just great down here. I just went to the mess hall in my light jacket so you can see how wild it is down here.
Boy I can’t wait until I get home to you dear especially after all the milk that you have been drinking, I bet you are more than an awful now and that makes me very happy. You had just better watch out when I get home. It doesn’t seems that you were getting ready to come down here this time last year, and I just want to say those 6 months were the happiest days of my life dear and I hope that they’re were for you too dear. I don’t think that very many couples are really as close and as much in love as we are, we are certainly lucky aren’t we?
Well darling I think that is about all for now and I certainly hope that I might be with you 3 weeks tonight and so keep your fingers crossed dear and so for now dear,
All my love dearest,

Bill

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