October 30, 1944

October 30, 1944

Sarah, My Beloved Darling Wife:

This evening we were all pleasantly surprised with the arrival of a plane that had mail for us. It was rather late by the time I was able to read all of the letters, but I do want to take some time to write to you before going to bed. Darling, your letters are so very good, I love them more than you will ever know, and they do help me over the rough spots. Your letters were for the following days: October 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 16th, 17th, 18th, and 20th. As you will note, I am missing your letter of the 19th now. If we get mail in the next few days, it will probably arrive then. I know no man could ever hope for a better wife than you are to me, Dear. The Lord has been so very good to us, isn’t it a wonderful joy to be one forever in the Lord Jesus Christ. Besides your letters, I heard from the following friends; two letters from Dolores, two letters from Louise Davis, Lieutenant Carl Anderson, my brother, Connie, Venetia Kinsey (one of the young people from the First Baptist Church of Long Beach), Betty Weiskoph of Vermont Avenue Presbyterian Church, several denominational letters and a bunch of official letters.

I got up early this morning and wrote a letter to Mil and Daunt and a letter to Louise Davis. I had not been able to answer their last letters as fast as I had hoped. There are close to 40 letters on my desk now that I ought to answer. Some of them will have to wait, that is all there is to it. They are always teasing me down here about getting so much mail.

More pictures from the memorial service of October 29, 1944.

As soon as breakfast was over I went to see the commanding officer about a certain man who has been having some difficulty. From what Major Stenson told me later, the whole thing has been straightened out for which I am thankful. The rest of the morning was spent visiting the various areas. It was very hot and sultry here today and this evening it has sprinkled on several occasions.

This afternoon Captain Wilkinson and I went to the native village to see about a certain problem that has arisen there. We stayed there for a while and on the way back we stopped at the farm and Captain Wilkinson made an inspection. I had a visit with Carl for a few moments. He is a nervous sort of fellow, but he is one of the best fellows I have met since being in the Army.

We arrived just in time for our dinner, or I should say supper, which was very much better than usual. After supper I went over to the hospital with Captain Wilkinson while he took care of a new patient that was admitted to the hospital. Another problem arose so we had to leave there to see what we could do about the situation. In the meantime, the mail arrived and when we returned I found the above mentioned letters. General Richardson is making a flying trip to the mainland and Carl will be able to see his wife Ruby, and their baby daughter. The letter was written just before they left. I am so glad for him, because I know just how I would feel if I could have the privilege of seeing you for a little while after being separated so long. It is late so I will close for tonight and write more to you tomorrow night. God bless you, Darling.

Just yours I will ever be in the Love

Of Christ our Lord,

Willis

Colossians 3:3

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