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.






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


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


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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