August 19, 1943

Stationary: Baptist Servicemen’s Center – Tremont Temple Boston, Mass.

August 19, 1943

We got up at 6 o’clock this morning, that is 8 of us, and went down to the harbor and being officers we were allowed to travel on a government boat, and saw some of our newest aircraft carriers and one of our largest superdreadnaugt battleships, lots of destroyers, cruisers, liberty ships, submarine nets etc. We’ve been in all the historic spots here in Boston and I am now in the service men’s center at Tremont Temple – C. Gordon Brownville’s church.

View of the Boston Harbor – 1943

I can’t get over how I’ve been treated here. We’ve been in places no one else is allowed.

Boston is surely some place, I have yet to find a street that is straight. There are only five of us left we’ve walked miles and miles.

I’ve seen so many things that it would take pages and pages to tell you all of it. This I learned after seeing the historic places, “how wonderful to se these things, and how insignificant we are and what little meaning there is to this life unless there is a hereafter.” I met a wonderful Chaplain on the government patrol boat, I’ll tell you about it when I see you Darling.

Dear I love you more than you’ll ever know, each passing hour finds me loving you more. May God Bless you Dear. The fellows want to got on now.

With all of My Love,

Willie

P.S. Col 3:3

Phil 3:9, 10

More later sweetheart

2 thoughts on “August 19, 1943

  • Laura Reed
    August 23, 2017, 7:45 am

    I really like the maps that accompany the letters! They give me a great perspective on Dad’s experiences in Boston. Next time we go to Boston we are going to follow his routes and visit the buildings he mentions. Anyone want to come with?

    • willisareed
      August 23, 2017, 7:51 am

      Take pictures! We can post then and now!

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