27 June 1942

Turns out Walt guessed correctly—Ruth is coming to visit, but is quitting her job to do it. Maybe we’ll hear something about the visit in July’s letters, because this is the last one for June.

A transcript follows the letter images.





June 27, 1942

Dearest Ruth:

It was a short letter—Ha—But if all letters (brought) contained as much good news—well—you could make ’em all short. I sure as (am) glad to hear that you are coming out here, it is the best news I’ve heard yet—I didn’t like to see you quit your job for a week or so just to see me—but—if you were intending to anyway then I suppose this is as good a time as any. Maybe better, for then if your so minded you will probably get a better one. I wish it could be different tho. I sure do!

You should tell Kaufman where to go when you leave—Or maybe he will offer you more—or maybe it’s better that you get out of there unh?

I will do the best I can about meeting you in Manhattan—If nothing unexpected happens I don’t see any reason why I can’t. I’m having a heck of a time getting this letter written—everybody seems to be


wound up tonight and there is somebody talking to me continually. The darn flies are bothering me too.

I see your Grandmother is doing us a good turn—Good for her. Also your mother and dad. Boy! People are good to us huh?

Well Honey—Hope you have a good trip—Will see you soon—I have to help put the sides of the tent down as it is going to rain—So

Until Tomorrow

Goodnight Sweetheart

I love you—I see you

x Walt x

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Notice the Return address.


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