7 December 1942

A transcript follows the letter images.

Transcript:

I Love You,

Dec. 7, 1942.

Dearest Ruth,

What did you say? Oh. You love me. Sure and I know you do Honey—My ears are getting bad unh?

You know Honey—I ought to make you a good wife when I get out of here. You know that. Ha.—I just washed a bath towel, a face towel—3 pairs of shorts, 5 pairs undershirts, a hankie, 7 pairs of socks. Not bad unh. I used to help Mom once every new moon and I remembered to put white clothes together and the same with colored ones together.—Lights just went out and I’m writing in the dark, rather by moonlight—I can’t see what I’m doing—just the lines on paper.—Ha—Very romantic writing to you by moonlight. I Love You

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I Love You

You know—I almost broke my fool neck last night. We had some mattresses on the floor and I dove over six fellows and hit fair and square on the back of my neck.I tho’t for awhile it was broke I couldn’t even move. The guys lifted me to my feet and I managed to live allright. But when I want to turn my head I have to turn my whole body. I had to walk guard like that too.

The lights just came on but they are real dim.

Everybody here expects to be moved out of here this week. That’s how strong the rumors are—That is why I didn’t send my laundry out and therefore I had to do it. I hope it drys by morning—I might bake a cake then. Ha.

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Of course you know that everytime I say Ha Y It is time to laugh don’t you? Ha Ha.

I didn’t get a letter today or yesterday—Should get two or three tomorrow—I hope so.

It is kind of hard to write with the lights in this condition—so—Honey—I think I’ll say—

Goodnight Sweetheart

I love you so very, very much.

Love me

I Love You

x Walt x

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