September 4, 1943

September 4, 1943

Dearest Darling:

On Saturdays we get mail at noon and I was really disappointed not to get a letter from you. But knowing that mail service is uncertain because of so great a volume and the problem of help, I knew you had a letter in the mail for me somewhere.

Our schedule was somewhat turned around today. Inspection came in the morning instead of the afternoon as last week.

Several of the men wanted me to go down to Tremont Temple to the service men’s center with them tonight, but I felt I should stay home and do some studying and typing. That’s what I’m going to do when I finish your letter and get a snack to eat.

A fellow just notified me that there was a special Delivery letter downstairs for me and you know who it was from? My Darling Wife and Sweetheart.

Sweetheart, thanks for all your patience and trouble trying to find a watch for me. I realize they are hard to get and only since I wrote to you last did I find out that it is impossible to get American made wrist watches. A Swiss watch is perfectly all right, and I will be glad and happy with whatever one you think is best because it’s from my most precious heavenly and earthly possession, I say heavenly advisedly, for you belong to the King of Glory and we are his together for all the ages of ages. Dear, I wish I could express to you in words just what peace that thought gives me in my heart and mind.  I think the watch you said Mr. Abernathy could get would be very fine. If it isn’t too much trouble for him to get it I would surely appreciate his acquiring it for me.

By the way, I’m confronted with another need which I will have to have when leaving Harvard and that is this, a small trunk, which they call “foot lockers.” It is impossible to get one around here. In that the Chief is so good at finding real buys maybe he can help locate one in Chicago. If possible, it should be made of sheet steel or a strong enough composition that it will be impossible to cut it open with a sharp knife. I’m sorry to cause you trouble like this to no end, but see what the possibilities are and let me know. Be careful, some of the fellows here have been really “roped in on the prices they paid for them.”

Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

I suppose you’re having a grand time at Lake Geneva now. I can close my eyes and see all of you having such a good time by the waters which are hallowed ground in my memory. May this retreat prove to be a time of great refreshing to your heart and soul.

Yesterday I got the check for the uniform allowance from the government. And this noon I got a bank draft for the $250.00 and am sending it on to you. If you have any needs be sure to let me know and I’ll do my best to help you.

Have you heard from Paul & Gen lately? You’ll never know how much I miss them. Such wonderful friends are one of our Heavenly Father’s greatest gifts.

Well Darling, I must close now and get something to eat. God Bless you and Keep you, in all ways.

Forever & ever yours in His All Glorious Love,

Willis

Psalm 121

And forever Col 3:3

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