A day’s delay in leaving for Texas allows a little pessimism to sneak in to Walt’s mood about the viability of their wedding plans, although he remains determined to see them through.
A transcript follows the letter images.
I Love You,
Nov. 15, 1942
Still love me?—Sure you do! Don’t you like the way I answer my questions.
I suppose you think I’m crazy or something—telling you that I’m leaving at 4:30 this morning and I’m still here.—Well—They changed it to 12:48 then to 6:25, now tomorrow at noon. They are nuts.
I told you to continue to write but you might just as well save them until you find out my address. I can read them all at one time then. I’ll sure miss them until I get located and start receiving them all over again.
We are still intending to get married or did you know? I don’t know
what the circumstances will be, but I hope they will be favorable. I’m afraid of one thing tho, They may restrict us to camp so we can study—or for some reason or another—And I know for sure I couldn’t get a furlough—That will make it harder for us won’t it.
I ho) It wouldn’t be near as nice to get married and not be able to see each other very much. We would have been better off here as far as that is concerned. Another thing that makes me wish they had waited another couple of months,—I was told on good authority that I was going to make Sgt. Tech. That would have been nice too, wouldn’t it? I’ll tell you Honey—It sure makes me feel (illegible cross out) lousy in a way—I always have to be the cause of something—I don’t think you have known a min. peace since we met—For some reason everything I get mixed
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up in is always so indefinite—can’t depend on anything—I try and try to do my best but something is always going wrong—Fate I guess. I don’t see how you take it—Most girls would have told me to take a ride and found (
somebody) someone else. I guess it is because you are my Honey unh? I Love You!
Ruth, I’ll tell you one thing tho, if it is possible under the sun we are getting married. It is the one main objective of my life to marry you and to the best of my ability to make you the happiest girl there is. And if it is the last thing I ever do I’ll do it.
I don’t know why I’m taking this attitude now—as I expect to carry our plans thru altho they may not be under (
the) as nice as circumstances—besides I guess I ask for it—didn’t I—For everything that s happens to me—I can
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blame nobody but myself.
This is a funny letter isn’t it—I’m overjoyed at getting the chance to learn to fly—I’ve always wanted to do so.—I also would be badly hurt if it was the cause of any disappointment to you and myself and our future—I know I can depend on “my Ruth” tho, so I’m going (illegible cross out) to stop worring right now and tell her
I Love Her—
I Love You—Ruth—more then I will ever be able to tell you—More then anything in the world. (illegible cross out) So Honey—You’ld better cross your fingers and hope for us.
Darling how I miss you
Do you like it—A fellow just played and sang it—It is very appropriate for I miss you more tonight.
To get down to more practical things Honey—I’d like to know how the financial end of this thing is
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turning out—Just so I know a little of what to expect—You know it is quite a bit farther down (way down) in Texas—A lot farther. I sincerely hope it isn’t too far.—(illegible cross out) Is there going to be a tight squeeze—or is everything O.K. or what—Maybe (
I) the old maestro could figure something out. Maybe. So Honey—give me an inkling—pretty please, Unh?—Ha.
I’m going to try and wind this letter to a close for tonight Sweetheart, will write and let you know more soon—damn soon. So—
I Love You
I Love You
You will be Mrs. by Christmas
x Walt x
x xxxx xxx
I See You
I Love You
x Walt x