August 14th, 1945

Hello darling;

Well, “Light if my life” how are you today dear? We are just sitting by the radio in our office waiting for the news, good or bad, whether the war is over or not. Things are quiet here, they say another draft from Canada is coming over for the occupation of Germany. I do not know whether we will be getting home any sooner if the war ends. I rather think so but I do not want to build yours or my hopes up. I could maybe stand another 5 months away but if I am not home by then I am going to hitch a ride home.
Well let me see what I have been doing. Saturday afternoon I had a lovely swim in the pool. Saturday night I just sat on a deck chair on the beach and went to the show Sunday night. Last night, Monday, I went to the station dance they have it at what used to be an ice skating rink. It is a very nice place and the band is quite good. But the girls can only waltz or tango and I can’t do either one any good so you can imagine what happened. There is a lot of Jewish people around and you should hear them speak their language with an English accent, it is quite a funny thing to hear.
Gosh darling, we could have so darn much fun if you were here with me. I think of you and Donna all the time and I am looking forward to getting some of those pictures you took. Gosh I am getting jealous. I showed the fellows here your pictures and they think you are a knock out and off the record, so do I darling.
By the way, did you hear the joke about the little rabbit who used to jump on the little female rabbits and say, “Wham, Bamm thank you Mame” But one day he mistook a stone statue for a live rabbit so he said, ” Wham Bamm, Ouch, God damn”
Well dear I think we should plan on our immediate future when I get my discharge. I know it is practically impossible to get a place but I do not want to stay with relatives and I know that you do not want to do this as well. So what are we going to do? I was advised to pick out the land that we want and the government will look it over and see if it is suitable for building. They will buy it for us and we can build any time we want and any design that we want but I do not think we will build for a year or two until we get everything we want.
So dear let me know what you think as to where you would like to stay when I come home.
Well darling I think that is all for now, but I will write you in a couple of days. So ending this with all my love to you and Donna.
Your loving husband,

Bill

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