11 May 1942

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May 11, 1942

Hello Ruth:—

How are you today?—Guess I start all letters the same way, don’t I?

Boy Honey I’m all mixed up.—Tonight at “Retreat” the 1st Sgt. announced that there would be furloughs issued to 15% of the Troop from the 27th to the 3rd inclusive of both dates.—That means about 14 fellows out of the Troop will get them, I think that is the amount. well—we had to sign our names on a paper on the bulletin board—And I waited a little while, thinking about it—it comes before payday—I’ve no money—And it would cost somewhere around $30.00 and I wouldn’t have any—money when I got there.

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Well I decided to sign anyway—but when I got there the paper was down, I don’t know whether they will put it up again or not.

They are giving a furlough at the fourth of July—the same way—I’d like to get one then—but—there are fellows who have been here 12 mos. that haven’t even had a 3 day pass. They, the noncoms and the married men will get the preference. “Doggone it anywho.”

So your making a dress unh?—Fine ting—I imagine it would be a good idea to make, buy, steal and (embezzle) all the clothes you can.—for I guess it won’t be long before you people will be going around in your “birthday suits”

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Of course—it will be allright if the make the skirts shorter and shorter and the neck line lower and lower—the dresses will have to go the way of the slips.

Why, I sure do love you as much as I did—More then ever.

I went to school again—Same old thing.

Can’t think of much to say—so

Until Tomorrow

I see you

I Love You

x Walt x

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