November 22, 1943

November 22, 1943

Dearest Darling:-

I got two very precious letters from you today and they were so very sweet and made me rejoice to our Heavenly Father for the wonderful privilege I have in such a dear possession.

Each day I love you more and thank God that we have had such wonderful fellowship and companionship since we’ve known each other, and especially since we have been together. I’m very tired tonight. Today has been a rush all day and I still seem to have accomplished very little. I got a nice letter from Cleo with three snapshots enclosed. I won’t send them to you because she said she was writing to you and sending them on to you. She was saying they really missed us a lot at the church. By the way Sweetheart, I mailed a couple of candy bars and a complete set of The Life of Christ (3 in a set) to Johnny and Sharon Mueller from us. I thought they might be helpful to them.

Thanks for sending that slip about the Pulpit Commentary. That is a wonderful offer but I don’t feel like I should get it because we can use the money for something else and besides, I want God’s word to be hidden in my heart.

Sarah Reed’s family: Herbert (The Chief), Mildred and Bob Price. 1943

I am so sorry Bob feels like he does about everything, forgive me if I sound presumptuous but I am inclined to believe Bob helps make himself miserable. I realize there are many slackers among the officers and many of them do have a soft time. I don’t mean to be talking about myself but I would challenge Bob to follow me for a while. I am up most of the time half to one hour before the other officers and do not go to bed until between 11 and 12 every night. I too could make myself of all the men most miserable by feeling sorry for myself. There is enough to make a man mad if he keeps thinking about it, but I am seeking to serve my Lord better and be a better husband to you and that keeps me from getting in a state of feeling sorry for myself. I’m going to make it a matter of definite prayer for Bob. By being more cheerful and rejoicing in the Lord he could actually help Mom a whole lot.

Your Chapel messages surely sound wonderful and indeed this man must be a servant of the Lord. Darling, you can surely count on my prayer for you in your relationship with Christ, pray for me also Dear for I want a revival to start in me. Darling, I’m going to have to close. I’m so tired I can’t keep my eyes open. God bless you dear, I love you so very very much.

Forever yours in Christ’s Wonderful Love,

Willis

xxxx

John 15:16

Phil 1:3

Col 3:3

August 28, 1943

August 28, 1943

Dearest Sweetheart:-

Drill and inspection are over and I’m surely glad for that.  They moved our inspection time up a half hour so I didn’t have a chance to get anything to eat this noon. I’ve just finished reading your letter and you’ll never know how glad I was to hear from you. Somehow or other it makes me feel I’ve had a good talk with you.

We surely have a heavy schedule, of course one could slip through, and plenty of them do, or at least are trying. If you do all the work required it keeps you very very busy. My hardest course so far is Map reading, but I’m determined to know it, so you can see I have a lot of hard work. Math was always very hard for me anyhow.

It’s really a good feeling to know that one week of school is over. Only four more to go. We have two examinations Monday morning.

I’m on guard duty tonight from 2 A.M. to 7A.M. in the morning. I’m quite tired now so I suppose I’ll get pretty tired. I’m to guard “Conant Hall” here on the campus. They call it “officer of the day.” At least it sounds dignified, even though it is guard duty.

It’s good to know that you are having a such a good rest and that you are able to read so many fine books. I’m sure it will help you much as you near time for entrance into Northern.

Dear, I tried to locate a good wrist watch here in Boston, but it’s out of the question because of so many Navy and Army men around. This is the headquarters of the first service Command and all of the quota of watches are snapped up immediately. If it’s possible to get a Hamilton or a Langine I would prefer having them, if possible see if you can locate one that has a sweep second hand, and by all means a dial that can be read in the dark.

This morning we had rain but it is clear now and really beautiful outside.

Bob Price – Sarah’s Brother. 1943

I’m writing this letter to you looking out the window of my room which faces west, there are 36 tennis courts directly west of our building and they are about all filled with players. The Navy  has a school here at Harvard besides the regular summer students of the school.

Have you heard from Bob lately? If so, how’s he getting along now?

Well Darling, I’m going to sign off for now and go get something to eat and sleep for a while so I won’t get too sleepy while on duty. Remember I love you more and more because you’re so very very sweet and you’re my beloved wife.

In Our Savior’s Matchless Love forever,

Willis

John 15th chap.

P.S. Yes dear, I read “The Secret Place” every morning. Give the folks my love.