December 23rd, 1943

Hello darling;

I have just finished reading your letter darling and although it was rather short I was very glad to receive it. I also got a card from Irene and 2 letters, one with a cheque for $5 and one with a cheque for $10 from my aunts so that was very nice wasn’t it?
Well honey we are moving next week for sure so I’ll let you know as soon as I possibly can. I’ll try and phone around Wednesday or Thursday night. I’ll call about midnight so you won’t be out but I’ll be home if it is the last thing that I do darling.
I have not done very much at all dear lately. They have taken our motion picture machines out and all Norm and I do is shoot pool. We are sleeping with the band now and they say we are going to have a big dance Saturday night but darling I can’t have any fun without you dear. I certainly think of you an awful lot and I do a lot of planning and hoping for us after the war and I can’t wait until April comes around to see whether we have a little boy or a little girl and you know which one I am leaning towards. It will not make a difference to me honey, but I think a little girl would be nice so see what you can do about that eh?
I went to the station to put some boys on the train last night and what a crowd. I hate to think about travelling at Christmas but I guess we will have a special coach when we go so that is alright. Do you remember when you came down dear what a time we had. I can still see you, boy, I thought you looked lovely in your new coat (and even your white boots HA HA). I guess absence makes the heart grow fonder and just think dear I’ll be seeing you in a week, the time would have gone so slow but as I am going to be real busy it should go fast.
Have you got a Christmas tree yet dear? I hope so and we will just pray that we will be all together next year and little Willie will be there with us with his hockey stick and skates. Unless it is little Doreen in which case she will be there with her little dolls. Either way as the little one will be so young we can just get them a teddy bear.
I hope you are taking good care of yourself darling and it will be a load off my mind when you quit work tomorrow for good and I want you to get lots of rest and sleep but I guess you should get a little experience too but your mother should be able to keep you in line with little Beverly.
Well dear I think that is about all for now but I just want to say that I hope you have a really swell Christmas but don’t have too much to eat and I think I might have a nice surprise for you darling so keep up your chin.
your loving husband,

Bill

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P.S – please say Merry Christmas to your folks and be sure an tell mine the same. I love you very very much.

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