And there it is, Walt’s return letter to Ruth’s friend Twila. I guess he talked himself into it in the last letter.
Mar 30, 1942
Another day has rolled around and Mar. is almost gone.
Almost three months since I’ve seen you and still I feel alone.
Well, guess that was a bad start so I’ll stop right there.
I finally wrote that letter to Twila, I couldn’t think of much to say. I think I talked more about us then about anything else, so I don’t suppose it will be very interesting to her—[illegible word]—what of it unh?
We took a long hike this morning and saw our first training (
schools) films on Mechanized Fighting today. I may get interested in this yet. I dunno—but I’ll find out.
Gee Honey I sure do miss your letters, I wish I hadn’t told you to stop writing as they bring our letters over from the C.R.T.C. by truck and we get them as
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usual. You don’t know how much it means to me to get a letter from you, I always feel about ten times lighter when they call my name on “mail call,”
For for I know I’m going to get a letter from my Honey.
You know it won’t be long until Easter. Are you going to join the Easter Parade? If you are I wish I could see you, I sure would like to have a new suit and you a new suit and then we could walk [illegible cross out] together in the Easter Parade, on a Sun. afternoon, a warm spring day, birds singing, buds bursting, Hearts feeling light and gay, Ha,—say Honey—if I keep on I’ll make myself believe it’s Easter already—Nope—I guess you couldn’t make this Army life feel like an Easter with you—Besides, it would look rather funny to [illegible cross out] be going down Federal str with you in a Spring outfit and me in boots and (illegible cross out) breeches. You know, that is the only uniform we have now. They took our stacks [slacks?] away from us. Just boots and breeches in both the Mechanized and
Horse Cavalry. Now wouldn’t I look nice going into a restaurant or night club back East or going to church—Ha (illegible cross out) They quit giving us sheets to—We have to sleep next to a wool army blanket—Kind of itchy or scratchy—I guess they want us to get used to it so we won’t mind “cooties” when we get into action. My oh My.
Well I guess I’d better sign off for to night as I’ve said about all I can think of for one evening. So.
Goodnight My Love
I love you
x Walt x
Your future husband.
If you believe in something strong enough it’s bound to come true. [arrow from believe to future above]