November 28th, 1944

Hello Darling:

Well here it is Tuesday afternoon and time that I dropped you a few lines to let you know that I arrived back here in Kingston OK. As usual I managed to get some sleep ad arrived in at 3:30PM. They had dance here last night but I did not go as I was feeling a little tired. Tonight “Holiday Inn” is being shown on the station show so I think I will have a work out in the gym first and then go tot he show. Tomorrow night is Quiz night so that is what I will be doing.
As usual dear I had a good time on my 48 hour leave and as usual is went by too fast. I might be getting one in December so let me know when would be a good time to come down. It is pretty hard for me to leave such a wonderful wife and daughter, but just another three or four months (I Hope), won’t be too bad. I do not know whether I will be able to get New Year’s off or not dear. They want as many to get away at Christmas, so I will try to get away at New Years but do not be disappointed if I do not make it down.
Thank you dear for organizing such a wonderful Saturday party when I was there. I was nice to see some of the old gang, have a dance or two with you was also a swell thing. I was happy to see that Marg was able to make it out for at least an hour without the baby. I know she was worried about leaving the baby with the Simpsons, I am glad that we do not have to worry about such things.
Now dear, in regards to Christmas presents. I will have to leave everything up to you. You can get something for my Mom, Pop, Aunt and Uncle, that is all you need to worry about as far as I am concerned. On your side of the family get whatever you want dear. Will you have enough money? If you only get your income tax return before Christmas it would really come in handy.
By the way dear, do not forget to get that magazine, “Better Homes and Gardens” if you could get it sent down here to me that would be a good idea, but if you bought it and sent it down yourself you could read it as well.
Well darling I am afraid that is about a; for now but I will drop you another letter as soon as I hear from you, and so for now, all my love,
To you and Donna,

Bill

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November 22nd, 1944

Hi Darling;

Well here it is Wednesday morning and I have just finished writing out my pass for a “48” hour leave so, I expect that I will be home on Friday at 5:17. It certainly is nice being able to get home every second weekend. So figure out what you would like to do Friday night darling.
Well I am really taking life very easy down here dear. I went to the station show last night and saw Henry Aldrich and I really enjoyed it. Tonight is the Quiz night where they ask questions. Last week I won 100 cigarettes on the program and sold them for $1.00.
We had a crash here last Monday and the poor fellow was killed. I saw what was left of the plane and it was certainly an awful mess. It makes me realize that the war is still going on and anything could happen to any of us at any time.
I received the papers last night dear, so thank you for arranging them to come down here, so they will give me something to read for the next day or two. Boy the hours around here are a cinch, from about 8:30AM in the morning until 11:30 and then from 1:30 to 3, when we have 2 hours of PT and sports. So I guess I will be a mass of muscle when I come home. I really feel like a million dollars since I have been getting all this exercise. I am just afraid that you will not even recognize me when I get home, so I better wear my ID tag (HAHA).
Darling, I was wondering if you would like to have a little party at the house on Saturday? I think it would be lovely to invite all our friends over and have a dance or two. You could even invite Marg and see if she can escape that house for a while, I think that would bring a smile to her face. I will leave all the planning to you dear.
I see by the papers where they are going to discharge 6000 in the Air Force by Christmas. I figure that I won’t be out until March considering the work that I do in the office. But that is only 4 months from now so I do not mind waiting. As long as I have a lovely sweet wife and baby like you and Donna. I don’t know what we will do about getting a place. I know that is practically impossible. But I don’t imagine your Mother minding if I stay there for a week or two until we do find some place. But we will talk that all over when I come home.
So dear, until Friday night I remain,
Your loving husband,

Bill

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November 19th, 1944

Hello darling;

Well here it is Sunday morning and I thought I would drop you a few lines and give you all the latest news. I know I promised to write on Friday or Saturday but things have been quite busy around here. I finally got the general address so you can mail my letters to me. I am at Station 4, Kingston, Ontario, K7M 6V9, attention W.A Lewis. So now you have so get cracking on those letters.
Well I have now get my things together in my new barracks and I have a few pictures of you and the baby hung up so I can look at the both of you when I am in bed.
I saw “Bataan” on Thursday night as you remember when we saw that together. I think it must have been over a year ago.
Well things are pretty good here and I think I will the place. The food is good and with a “48” hour leave every second weekend it is OK with me if I stay here for the duration of the war. Just think dear in 5 days more we will be together again. This past week seemed to go fairly fast but I think that those next 5 days will crawl.
We had a crash here on Friday and one of the boys were killed. I think that I will go to the church service this morning, we have a nice little chapel here.
I hope you are getting lots of sleep dear because I feel that we have a lot of catching up to do, and lots of people to see and lots of places to go, besides the bedroom dear (Ahem). Is there anything you would like to do, or anyone you would like to see or any shows you would like to go to. I do like spending time ta home with you and the baby but it would be nice if we could go out somewhere.
Well dear I think that is about all for now so goodbye dear for now. But I will write you on Wednesday again and so for now to you and our lovely darling daughter I say,
All my love,

Bill

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November 14th, 1944

Hello darling;

Well here it is Sunday morning and as things are very quite I thought I would write you and let you know why a few days have gone by and why you have not heard from me. It was a wild few days but they decided to close the station in Lachine and we were moved to Kingston. We only had a few hours to get all of our things together before they put us on a bus and moved us to our new station here in Kingston. So dear in the event that you have sent me any letters, I will not receive them and you will now need to forward letters to my new station. Once I get the proper address I hope that you will write as soon as possible.
Overall the place is not too bad, but it certainly does not hold a candle to our place back in Lachine or even Halifax. I think they still have some work to do o the place but I am not sure for how long we will all be here.
I went to the station show last night as I did not feel very ambitious to check out the town. I guess I will do the same thing tonight.
It certainly is nice to know that I will be coming home every 2 weeks. Just think in 10 days we will be together again. Being closer now will certainly make it a lot easier to get home. And don’t think it will be too long before we are together for good, so we will have to decide where we are going to live for the first couple of months after I am discharged. I was thinking if we could get an apartment for a month or two but I imagine that will be practically impossible but we can see what’s what as soon as I am out (and it wont be too soon to suit me).
Has your Pop made any inquiries about that machine? I really think that I could make a go of it even if it was in my spare time , so keep after him and see what you can do about getting him “cracking” on it. I wont mind paying $100 even for the outfit. I think that is he could get 100 bottles that would be sufficient to get started on. But I will leave everything to him but tell him I do not mind paying %150 to get the machine and the bottles.
Well darling I have just got back from dinner where I had 2 pineapples sundaes for dessert. I had a sleep for an hour and I think I have finally caught up on my sleep.
As Christmas is coming up, can you get my mother and father something dear? Do not spend too much on it, but I guess you could get a little silver bowl or something that you think that she would like. I will leave that all up to you dear.
Well dear that is about all for now but I will write you on Friday or Saturday again and hopefully I will have the address of where you can send all those letters I am expecting.
So with that, all my love, I remain your very loving husband,

Bill

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