2 December 1942

A transcript follows the letter images.

Transcript:

I Love You,

Dec. 2, 1942

Hello Sweetheart,

How is my Honey today? Still in good spirits I hope. You know, if we keep on planning things and they don’t happen we will soon be taking a fatalistic viewpoint, and believe that fate controls everything unh?—Ha—Well— anyway—if we believe somebody else has control it makes it a little easier on our minds does it not.

I’ve been trying to figure out some way to get you something for Christmas but I don’t see how I can. I haven’t even signed the payroll for last month yet.

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so it looks like a poor Christmas on my side. About all I’ll be able to give will be my best wishes to everyone and my love to you.

To show you how close we are being held to camp—One fellows wife came to San Antonio to see him. They wouldn’t even give him a pass to go in town and said she could come out here one night for three hours. That is what we call “Strictly Chickenshit” e Excuse me.

I’m not sure but I think this must be the reason—It is the only reason I can think of for being so strict—They must be figuring on sending us to pre-flight sooner then we expect. They must have some reason.

I didn’t write last night as I went to school. They are having a night school for fellows who want to go for “code”—”math” and

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“airoplane identification.” I thought I might as well go and try to get a little ahead. We have to learn it all in pre-flight anyway. It was 10:30 when I got back so you see—I’ll have to do my writing during the day.

I’ll wait now and see if I get a letter from you today noon, if so maybe I will find something to answer.

Till then Honey

I Love You

x Walt x

Are ya my Honey?

Sure I know you are

I Love You

x Walt x

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Well I didn’t get a letter this noon and our evening mail won’t get here ’till later on so I think I’ll finish this letter so you will get it sooner.

I’m skipping out on a parade tonight, that is why I’ve got the chance to write this now.

It is hotter then the devil here today—but I’ll not kick as long as I don’t have to shiver. I rather like this Texas weather. It isn’t at all hard to take. I wouldn’t mind taking a walk thru the snow with you tho. You could buy me some coffee afterwards—ha.

Well Honey—I’ll say—for now—

Good Evening Sweetheart

I Love You

I hope it isn’t too long before we get the chance to see each other.

I Love You

x Walt x

x xxxx xxx

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