21 February 1946
Sarah, My Beloved Darling:
Well, one more day has slipped by and much to everyone’s disappointment, there wasn’t any mail. I’ve just finished looking over some of your last letters but I’m pretty lonesome to know what you have been doing here recently. It will surely be a blessed day when we can again be together and not have to wonder what the other has been doing for three weeks or a month.
I spent the entire morning calling on different wards and visited with some of the patients. This afternoon, I studied for a while and then I had several callers, and by that time, it was time for our evening meal. After supper, I did some more reading and then we had our Bible class. They were only nine in attendance. We went almost an hour overtime, but our discussion seemed to be of interest to all in attendance. As soon as I got up here to the office, I wrote a letter to the Powells. I’ll enclose Mrs. Powell’s letter for I’m sure you will want to read it.
By the way darling, I finally got a good scale here at the hospital and I weighed myself today. You’ll be interested to know that I weigh 176 pounds. The sun was shining very brightly all day but it was very cold in spite of that fact. Tomorrow has been declared an official holiday by the Army so I’m afraid our chances for mail are not any too good for mail tomorrow either. It looks like they are not going to fly our mail over from Japan anymore, it will probably come from there by ship.
As you said in your letters, it is certainly disgusting to all the soldiers to always be reading about the strikes in the States. All people seemed to be interested in is getting. Undoubtedly, all prices are going to be sky-high, honestly, the whole thing just makes me feel very badly.
I was surely surprised to hear how they have changed the chairs around in room 102. They should have done that a long time ago. I was also surprised to hear about Jane Stemple returning to the school to work. I’m glad you got to have a good visit with her. I know she must be very glad to have Earl back home and out of the Army.
From what you said in your letter, you must have had a very nice visit with Mrs. Koller and Elfrieda. Elfrieda has certainly been a very faithful worker for the Kollers. She had had a lot to do with the rearing of Carolyn and Evelyn.
Well Lover, I think I will close for tonight because I really am tired and must try to get some more rest. God bless you and the folks in all things.
Yours forever in Christ’s love,