15 May 1946
Dearest Darling Sweetheart:
Well, Beloved, it is almost time for them to pick up the mail so I’m afraid this letter isn’t going to be very long, but I do want you to know that I do love you much more than ever. I had hoped that we would have some mail today, but not one bit came in for any of us. In brief, I have been busy all day and apparently have accomplished very little.
Early this morning, we had another evacuation that took time so after that, I left for the old 31st Infantry and mailed two packages over there. One of the packages was to Mrs. Simms who provided the public address system for me and the many other things she sent from time to time. I sent her two matching brass vases which I thought she might like to have in her home. I sent them as a gift of appreciation for all she has done for me in my work as a chaplain. I’m sure you will think that is all right. And then the other box was things which I’m sure will be helpful for us in missionary work. The contents of the box is as follows so be on the watch for it. (1) Two kimonos, (black), a piece of parachute silk (from which you ought to be able to make several slips and underclothing), two chaplain scarves, one pair of Japanese soldiers mittens, three pairs of shoes, six fans, one wooden spoon, two Ivory chopsticks, four obis, one piece of silk (from which you might be able to make yourself a blouse), one headscarf and incense. Be sure to be on the watch for the arrival of that box.
This afternoon I wasn’t able to accomplish too much because of so many interruptions. After the evening meal, we had another ball game and I pitched again and we won by a score of 3 to 2. And Beloved, I was at bat twice and got one double and another home run. My home run tied and won the game for us. Again, quite lucky and of course they cheered me a lot. I like to play my best but for some reason, I’ve actually been having wonderful luck in playing ball.
I had just enough time to take a shower and get to Chaplain Martin’s midweek service. He had 10 in attendance and preached, well I don’t know what I guess he hit it. And after that, we had choir practice. So you can see I have had very little time and with another interruption just over, I must close now if I’m going to get this in the box in time. God bless you and the folks in all things. I’ll try to write you a much better letter tomorrow evening.
Forever and always just yours in Christ’s love,