In this letter, Walt is still upset about Easter, more so because of having to work, but at least the barracks has some holiday decoration—Ha!
A transcript follows the letter images.
April 5, 1942
This is one hell of an Easter if I must say such a thing. I expected to go to church, yeah! I was put on a loading detail till 11:30 and church was at 11:00 and I just saw my name on K.P. for tomorrow, thats what happens when your name is toward the top of the list. (Damn)! I’m in a heck of a humor. If there was ever a lousy hole of a place to live were in it. And if they don’t have mail call pretty soon I’m going to blow a plug and thats about all the good it’ll do me.
Well Honey, what did you do today anything in particular, I guess there isn’t much use in asking you that as you always tell me anyway.—Ha. I mean you’ll tell me if they manage to get the mail around.
I hope if there ever going to get equipment for this 15th. Cavalry they’ld soon get it. It gets monoto—— or something
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lying, laying, sitting or standing around. My oh my but I’m in a terrible mood, I guess I’d better stop writing that stuff, unh?
Some guy in our barracks brought a bra. back with him last night and when I came back from chow I found it spread across my pillow—I took it and put across some nails and put a piece of paper above it
Bigger and better bra’s.
_________ Some stuff unh?
this guy happens to be married, it must of been (
its) his wifes, anyway it was in bad shape. It still had perfume or powder on it tho—Yeowwww [some lines that might be accidental marks] Tsk, tsk, you’ld think I was in Youngstown. Well Honey—I hope I get a letter from you, I want to hear from you and also it will give me something to write to you
So Long, I love you, x Walt. x
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P.S. As I said in my last letter, It rained a little last night. And is a little cooler and I love you, love you, love you!
And if I don’t get my mail
Say H0ney—I bet you can hardly read these, I lay on my back prop my legs up and then try to write. So don’t be too harsh if if the address looks as if a hillbilly wrote it.
I love you
x Walt x