This letter was written on 29 April 1951 and postmarked on 1 May.
In addition to the recurring themes of flying and receiving letters, this one mentions friends who have settled into their own house. Maybe it was that conversation about making a home (from a letter?) that prompted the idea of getting some tableware in Japan.
A transcript follows the images.
29 Apr. 51
Another day, another dollar.
I started for Seoul this morning but had a poor plane and couldn’t go—I’ll start again in the morning.
We had some bad weather here yesterday and today and the mail didn’t get in—So I’ll probably get two or three letters tomorrow—or the next day.
Bob said Terry and little Terry moved into their own house finally and got squared away.
Would you like to have me send you some good China ware—They make some in Japan that is supposed to be the best in the world—I could get a setting for 8 people for the price of one setting in the states.—They also have some of the nicest linen tablecloths I’ve ever seen—would you be interested?
How are the kids?—O.K. I hope—don’t forget I would like a picture or so.
I’m going to shut this thing off and go eat.
Wish I could see you all—
I Love You
x Walt x
x xxxx xxx
Love to Sib and Barbara.