21 May 1942

Walt mentions another song in this letter, “Dream of Love” (aka Liszt’s “Liebestraum”) but I’ve always thought yet never mentioned that I think he was closing almost all his letters with the title of another familiar song, “Goodnight Sweetheart”:

A transcript follows the letter images.

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Transcript:

May 21, 1942.

Hello Ruth:—

They are playing “Dream of Love.” Pretty unh? Yeper, it sure is.

I didn’t write last night as I suppose you have already noticed,—I went over to the C.R.T.C. with a guy who wanted to see some fellows he knew. I didn’t even get my homework done and had to do it in about 5 min. this morning before school.

I’m glad the telephone bill didn’t amount to much and thank your mother for the offer.

Twila seems to be unable

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to make up her mind, doesn’t she? Well, maybe she knows what she wants or does she.

Honey—you might as well sleep and not worry about what we will do when I get there, for if you stay awake too much you will get circles under your eyes, flat feet, falling arches and, ” [indicates flat] chest. etc. my goodness wouldn’t that be terrible—Just kidding, I often lay awake and do a little thinking—after the lights go off and things quiet down, maybe somebody has the radio on soft so it won’t disturb anybody—then I could lay

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there and listen to the music forever—except it gets kind of lonely—Pretty darn lonely in fact.—But there will come a time. I hope soon—we know it won’t be for a mo. anyway and maybe not then.

It was nice this morning, rained at noon and sun is shining and about to disappear now.

Well Honey

I see you

Goodnight Sweetheart

I Love You.

x Walt x

(x xxxx xxx)
(♡ ♡♡♡♡ ♡♡♡)

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