January 17th, 1944

Hello Darling;

Well here it is Wednesday afternoon at 4:15 and things are rather quiet (as usual). I have just come in and I thought I would write you and let you know I have my leave pass in my pocket and I expect to have my 48 hour leave. So as far as I know I will be home on Friday at 5:15, boy I am really looking forward to this week at home. It is to bad that it isn’t the summer and we could go away up to the lake for a day or so.
I am at the canteen bar at the Corporal club tonight and tomorrow night. All I have to do is enter the club. All the Corporals get access to it about every 3 months. It is a good thing I don’t drink beer or I would certainly be using all my extra money sitting here in this lovely club. I am going to enter the quiz contest tonight I think. I have a friend who thinks that I would be a shoe in to win so you never really know.
Boy dear is it ever cold here, even the heat is struggling to get into the barracks at night. I certainly hope that Pop has the heat running at home so that I do not get frostbite!
I am letting my discharge stand as it is for the time being dear. I am going down to the Selective Service when I am home and get a medical examination off the record and see if I am fit for the Army. If I am I will cancel my application when I come home and if I am deemed unfit I will let things stand where they are today. They came and asked me the other day if I wanted to go to Moncton. I told them definitely not. So I just saw the one fellow they picked getting on the truck to leave for the station down there. Things are so uncertainly here in the R.C.A.F that I am really expecting anything to happen in the future. But I think that they way the war is going it will be over by July, but I have been saying that for over a year dear so you never really do know.
Well darling I had better close now so this will get away today in the evening post. But I will be seeing you Friday and before I close I was just wondering if there is anything special that you would like to do when I come home. Is there somewhere special that you would like to go, or maybe something nice that you would like to see specifically a picture show? Whatever you decide darling I will be more than happy just to be with you. And so dearest all my love to you and our daughter to be.
Love,

Bill

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