25 March 1945

Walt is drunk and knows it.

A transcript follows the letter images.

Transcript:

3-25-45

Good Evening Sweetheart

I Love You—So very, very much—so very, very much—I cannot tell you how much, all I can say is “I Love You!”

I say it drunk—I say it sober—it must be fact unh? It is fact!

If you haven’t already guessed it, I am pretty well under the weather—It is pretty late but tonight I feel like talking to you—So—I’ll do the next best thing I’ll write.—

I don’t know what you think of me when I’m drunk but I’ll tell you what I think of you—I think you’re the most wonderful girl—the best and nicest wife a man could have.—Truly Honey—I Love You!

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Guess maybe I shouldn’t drink so much—but have a lot of time to waste, don’t I?—And maybe she should give me Hell—but—She don’t. Guess that is one of the big reasons I love her so—She is a normal human being, not a stuffed toad trying to make a human into a “Totem poll” or a stuffed Shirt, just liking him, loving him the way he is—Unh?

Ha—that wife of mine—she never says “beans” about whether I should write a $.50 or $200.00 check—Whether I should eat hard boiled eggs or fried. Ha. She is My Honey! Yep!

She loves me too.—

Funny thing—when I’m with her I change a bit—She is lovely—So I try to be a bit better then usual—Ha—Well—dunno—

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Must be pretty boresome sitting with this “fogey” sometimes, if I really cut loose she I wonder.

Wow—Purty drunk out tonight, isn’t it Ruth? Sho is—Gotta fly tomorrow so guess I’d better turn in (ton) soon unh?

Well—Anyway—I gotta tell Ruth How much I Love Her—don’t I?

Well—I Love Her with all my heart and soul and all of me that is possible to be put into love, mind and body, shall prove it.

Good Night Sweetheart

I Love You

x Walt x

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