I believe we are missing some of
your letters. We had one you wrote the 17th next we got one
written the 22nd now today came one written 20th and
one 26th but I guess we are darn lucky to get any with the war
materials etc. going over. You mentioned you were back from a three-day
leave. Wonder if you went to see Emory – Martha thought you were going
there the weekend of the 23rd. You have been mighty good about
writing and you don’t know how much good it does us here on the home front.
We are sweating it out too. George Ferrell says he had rather be over there
than here waiting for mail and going thru what we do when we don’t hear. I
believe two weeks is the longest for us then I sent you the wire – hope you
received it. I wanted to let you know also that we could get in touch with
each other. Although I sent the wire last Thursday and here it’s Wednesday,
I haven’t had an answer – Glory be! The postman just came by with another
batch of mail and your letter written the 30th came in – hooray
for you !!!
This is a birthday letter to
you. I sent you a book. “The Man No One Knows” for your gift and will buy $
50.00 bond ? this letter. I’ll start off with the remark that you may be
22 sugar but you are still my baby. I pray over you always hoping as I did
from the first that I can raise you to be a joy and comforter to those
around you – after all friends and the good will of our fellow man mean more
than money, etc. That was Jesus way of life he was sent to earth to show us
how we were suppose to live – and we all miss the mark so far. But.. we can
keep trying . Your are unfortunately an only child – that means you are
spoiled in having your own way about things, but I believe you have a level
head and after having to share and share alike in the Army you will snap out
of that. Sizing it all up you are O.K. by me – in fact, I think you are
swell. I will be thinking about all day the 19th and hoping you
are enjoying your birthday, here’s wishing you many, many more!!!
You are suppose to get about ten
boxes for Xmas or remembrances anyway even Daisy and Jim Barr got your
address. Sister Georgia – Esther - Barbara Sue (Box)- U.S.O. – Margaret
(Box) Mother (Box)- Julian Cox (Box) – our three – Kate. I have sent two
books as an 8 oz. Package before the Xmas boxes. Hope you will receive them
ahead of the others.
We figure you have made about 10
missions. Hope we are right. I figure the medal (five) + cluster makes
10. If you are on a pathfinder plane tell us you remember the path that
lead to the Country Club by the back road or say you do not remember the
path that lead to the Country Club etc.
I really think Xmas must be here,
the first cold snap and the clothes are pouring in. Skeet says we are
ganging up on him his last week.
Saw Martha when I went home to
dinner she doesn’t think you went to see Emory that 3-day pass for some
reason. You will probably go later. Margaret waved me down and told me she
had just gotten a letter from you.
Guess Daddy told you that we were
cutting out delivery. He has to press and there’s no one to go out with me.
So I think it will work out best after all. We have decided not to sell.
Thanks for the interest you took in us tho’. We can pick up delivery after
you come home maybe. I believe Mrs. Reid will stop when we do as she is
having a terrible time with help also. Ray Lewis quit delivery a year ago,
so I say again it will all work for the best I’m sure.
Many happy returns of the day
darling, I hope your next one will be spent back here with us.
I’m praying for your safe return
Oct. 10, 1944