December 28, 1944
My Beloved Darling Sarah:
I’m still here and we didn’t receive any mail. I had hoped there would be mail but all of us were very much disappointed when the plane that did come in didn’t bring any mail for us. It is hard to tell how long I will have to go without mail now. This morning I spent most of the time visiting with different men. Some of these men have proven themselves to be real friends. Orville Wilson and I visited for almost half an hour this morning. This afternoon I spent the time visiting with some more of the men.
Then later this afternoon something happened which kept Captain Wilkinson and I busy until just a few minutes ago. Three of the natives were very very seriously injured. I will tell you about it some day, Dear.
I don’t know whether you remember it or not, but a year ago tonight I took off from Los Angeles for Chicago. Remember, we were grounded at Salt Lake City for 11 hours because of bad weather. And I arrived at home with you at about five minutes after six on the 30th. You know that seems like years ago to me. I’ll be so thankful and grateful to our Heavenly Father when we can be together again. Each day without you only increases the ache in my heart, Dear.
Darling, it is very late and I will have to close for now because I will have to get up early. Remember, I love you more tonight than ever I have before. God bless you my Dearest in all things. Be sure to give the folks my deepest love.
Always and forever yours in the
Love of Christ Jesus,
Ruth 1:16, 17