Saturday, July 9, 2016
70) Is Jack Proposing Marriage?---Jan. 27, 1945
APO 321 Mindoro, Philippines
Somewhere in the Philippines
January 27th 45
I have really been getting the mail from you lately. I could never get enough to satisfy me though. You see these letters have to take the place of talking to you, arguing with you, seeing you and touching you. Thats a lot for just letters, I know but we must make the best of it. With all that I do all through every single day I am constantly thinking of those Wonderful, wonderful letters you manage to keep me supplyed with. I have all of the pictures you have sent me since I have been over-seas pasted in the lid of my footlocker so I can see them every thime I want to look at them.
I will give you a list of the letters I have received from you since I wrote last time, Nov. 29th, 21st, Jan. 6th, 4th, 2nd.
I am glad to hear that you are doing so well in school. I never doubted that you would get wonderful grades. Remember when you were at A.H.S. you did pretty well. Remember how I used to come in the classrooms where you were when ever I could. “Just to be near you” and see you. I somethimes think that even then I was, down deep inside, hopelessly in love with you and didn’t quite know it. I wish that I had never come home on furlough that time. It almost spoiled everything. I deeply regret the way we treated each other. Well, enough of “RILY’s Follys” for tonite.
I am glad you all enjoy those visits with my folks. They sure do enjoy every time you and Anne come out to the house.
Just what in the name of creation is a Freshman Survey class? I have been puzzled ever since you first mentioned it about the time you started school. ??????????????????????? PLEASE ANSWER BY NEXT MAIL ????
About those rings! Maybe you would consider trading me that class ring for a nice substitute. Let me know?? I really mean that honey.
In the picture of you and Anne at Bob’s camp just where did Sherlock Holmes get that pipe? Heard about the sleet storm you all had there. I wish I could have been there to see that much ice. “Long time no see” I hope that Joe don’t feel too badly about the way you treated him. I really feel sorry for him. He really must have HARDSHIPS !! Seriously, Tell him that if he wants to enjoy his health to a ripe old age, he had better keep being just nice to MY GAL. Anyway why would a guy in his right mind even dream of a girl who gives a pint of blood for another guy every time she possibly can, falling in love with him?
I sure am glad Bob Button got away alright. He always was lucky. What about some of the other boys?
Darling I know that this don’t look like a very long letter but on a typewritter it really takes a lot to fill up a whole page.
Right now I better make my bed up with my clean sheet. My other sheet I should say I have two and when one is in the wash the other is getting dirty. The laundry came back today so tonight I sleep with a clean sheet.
I love you with all my heart.
Goodnight darling & sweet dreams.