A transcript follows the letter images.
Apr. 8, 1942
That wind is howling, but the mud is drying up and isn’t that a hell of a way to start a letter:—ha.
I didn’t tell Jack that Twila knew he was married, so he will probably think she is taking the bait (line) he sent her—Ha.
So Larry’s letter was the best unh? He’s a nice guy—But I’d like to know what he wrote, as for me not braging—you know I’m a conceited [written above and below conceited: ie ei] little ass, now don’t you.
And another thing my dear young lady!—you go right ahead and spend your money, don’t go saving it for me—I want my girl to look (
an) as nice (and better) as the rest of the girls—That’s an order—Ha.—
I bought some post cards—pictured—I’ll send a couple just for the H—— of it maybe when I haven’t much time—We’ve had plenty the last couple days.
If I don’t write Mom a letter pretty soon she’ll think I’ve moved again, I can’t think of much to write to them tho—funny unh?
Has twila answered her letters yet and what did you say when you told her
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what I wrote:—Umph!
Well, I drawed another canteen check so I could buy cig. and as you see I bought some ink. If I have to draw another one I won’t have to go and get paid ‘ha.
You know, sometimes I seem to write everything in
a small sentences and don’t fill up much space—The next time I don’t say half as much and fill more space—Nuts unh?
Well, I guess I must of said everything except the most important thing—
I love you
Your future hubby
x Walt x
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Note on outside envelope flap:
Say my dear—I’m looking forward to that picture.
Note inside envelope:
Say Honey—This free mail is quite allright—Unh?