16 January 1946
Dearest Darling Sweetheart:
This has been a good day as far as mail is concerned. I was thoroughly thankful and happy to have your letters of January second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth. They really refueled me and helped me very much. I read them just before the evening meal and have just finished reading them again. I wish there were some way to let you know how happy they made me.
Besides your lovely letters, I got letters from the following people: Harry Allen, Jean Peden, Al Beaudoin, Freddie Romer, and Marguerite Simonian. It is really good to receive mail from friends. I have a lot of letters to answer now.
This has been a rather long trying day and I’m very tired for some reason or other. It has been quite cold outside and during the night we had about six inches of snow. It was clear most of the day, but even then it was cold.
I called in the various wards this afternoon and this morning I devoted a good share of my time to studying and did some work here in the office which I had wanted to do for some time. After supper, some men were up here to my office and then, of course, we had our Bible class. We only had 6 in attendance, that is the smallest we’ve had so far, but we are so shorthanded in the hospital that many who would like to come to the class cannot get away from their work. Under conditions as they are, it is pretty hard to get a time when all can come.
I was glad to hear about Mac and Eleanor having another child. I know they must be happy. Do you know what I was thinking? Their baby was really large, wasn’t he? Mac and Eleanor were married just about a month before we were married. I was surely sorry to hear about Gail Holly being so sick, I do hope she is better by now. I haven’t heard from the Hollys for some time so I suppose that is the reason I haven’t heard.
You were fortunate to be able to see Lindy Sparks. From what you said, he must have grown a great deal. I’m hoping that we will be able to see his folks and other friends when we return to Lexington. I suppose Elbert is back in the States by now.
You were wondering if one of your letters if Dr. McNeil attended services. He is a Catholic so as a result, he doesn’t attend any of my services. Darling, about 11 o’clock this morning Captain Campbell ( a medical doctor) came to see me. He is about beside himself with grief and heartache. He is married and has a beautiful little baby daughter a little over a year old. He has been overseas about nine months and his wife is running around with other men and neglecting her responsibilities as a mother and wife. Please pray for her especially, her name is Barbara Campbell. Dr. Campbell is a fine Christian, in fact, he is the best I know here in the hospital. He definitely knows the way of salvation. I’m praying that his wife will turn from her sin. Lover, it means so very much to know you are true blue. Sweetheart, it is late and I’m so tired tonight. God bless you in all things.
With my deepest love forever,
P.S. Enclosed napkin and Pample’s card