13 April 1945

Walt mentions a few actors he has been compared to—Tyrone Power and George Raft. Has he been told that by guys in the squadron or by Ruth? Now, someone has said he looks like someone named Dane. I know it’s Dane Clark, because Ruth made that comparison a few times. What do you think? Hover over each photo for the identity:

In other news, Ruth has finally gone to the dentist for her toothache, which sounds like a big deal. Maybe dental visits in the 1940s were harrowing.

A transcript follows the letter images.

Transcript:

4-13-45
Fri. too.

Good Evening
Sweetheart

How are you and if so why? Whatever it is I don’t know, do you? What am I talking about? I am? How do you know? Skip it!

Now that I’ve got that off my chest maybe I can tell you”I Love You.”

Well in my long life I’ve had eyes like some one, my nose resembled someone elses, or my hair had been combed in a familliar way, I’ve looked like (in away) Tyrone Power, George Raft, and maybe one more—Now it is

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Dane someone—well—maybe someday somebody will recognize a few of my more outstanding qualifications (Name one) and then I’ll be “somebody” Ha.

How is the new mother and offspring getting along Probably will be a month old or more when you get this and Ruby will be up and around and looking forward to another similar deal—Or should I say ordeal.—Or am I going too fast?—Well I sincerely hope they both are getting along O.K.

I’ll bet since the kid arrived your mother has had several fits and has been rather excited.

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All I can say is “You certainly had a toothache”—Must have had, I can’t think of anything else that would have dragged you in to a Dentist’s office.—Well—when he finally gets started you might just as well let him fix them all—Then that will be over with.—

Your morale sure was in a bad way if a purse and gloves fixed you up—Must have hit rock bottom—if it was me I’d have bought a whole wardrobe, or was it an exceptional set?

It seems to me that some of the things I sent you from Sydney should be

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reaching you soon. I hope so anyway—I mean I hope it finally gets there as I don’t think we’ll get anymore leaves there—Probably be lucky if we get leaves anyplace.

Well Honey, seems to me I’ve shot a lot of B.S. tonight so

Don’t forget

I Love You

Sweetheart

Very, Very Much

I Love You

x Walt x

Sho wish I could see you.

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