7 February 1946
Dearest Darling Sweetheart:
At last some letters finally came through from you, they were yours of January 22nd and 25th. It was really wonderful to have them, but it certainly messes things up when letters are missing in between. As things are now, I’m missing yours of January 19th, 20th and the 23rd and 24th. I hope those others get here soon for I’m so lonesome to read your letters. Mail service is growing worse here instead of better. I’m becoming pretty sick and tired of their flimsy excuses for not getting mail in to the troops. Your letters were so very good and I’ve read them over upteen times already and you may be assured that they will be read many more times. I got two other letters besides yours, they were from Micky Allen (I could hardly believe my eyes) and also a nice letter from Dolores.
Today was very much routine and I merely called in the various wards and did a lot of studying. There were four different ones who came up to the office to see me about problems, that took some time but all in all I did get to do some reading I’ve been wanting to do for some time.
Bible class was very small this evening, there were only seven there but we did have a fine discussion, in fact, it was so interesting that they asked to go over time and we continued on the subject we were discussing and when we brought it to a good conclusion I closed with prayer and found that we have been talking and discussing the question for almost 2 hours. It was on the matter of prayer, posture, attitude and so on.
I came up here to the office intending on writing a couple or three letters besides yours, but another interruption came up when I was in the midst of the first letter. I wrote to my cousin Beverly, Doris and Howard. I’m enclosing their letters for you to read for I think you will enjoy them. Remember, their father and mother are Ralph and Gladys.
I’m surely sorry to know that dear little Mom is having so much trouble with her arms and the itch. I do hope that she is over it by the time this letter reaches you. I’ll be interested to know what the specialist will have to say about her condition.
From what you said in your letter, they must be having a time at Buena locating a man to take Dr. Hepburn’s place. I do hope they get somebody this spring, for certainly it isn’t good for them to go on like they are now.
In one of your letters today you said, “Margie told her boss the news today, and he is very surprised and she said he was happy for her, so he said she could work just as long as she wanted to go and not worry about having to get someone else.” Not having the missing letters I’m in the dark. (But it would seem to indicate they are going to move or are expecting), I’ll just have to wait and see. Well Lover, it is so late I will retire for tonight. God bless you and the folks in all things.
I am just yours in Christ’s love,