Oct. 23, 1943
Sat. nite 6:30
Just a few lines to let you know that I'm feeling fine and hoping that you are the same.
Mother, I didn't receive any letters yesterday, but guess how many I received today! I received
7 letters today, 4 from you and 3 from Rosie.
Mother, I read all 4 of yours before I read any of Rosie's, and every time that I get mail and
yours is one of the letters, I always read yours first to see what you have to say. That's just
how glad and anxious I am to read your most awaited letters. I'll ans. your letters in the order
that you wrote them mother.
The first letter is the one you wrote on Tues. Mother, you told me that you were sorry that you
didn't ans. my letter sooner. Mother, you don't ever have to say you're sorry for not ans. my mail
as soon as you get it, because mother I understand how you feel. So don't ever think that I'll be
mad if you wait a day or two to ans. it, because I won't be. No mother, I'll never get mad at you or
daddy again, never.
Mother, since I've been away, I found out just how much you and daddy mean to me and just how dear
you are to me, so don't ever worry about me getting mad at anything that you may think I'll get mad
Mother, you asked me when I'll get a furlough. Well mother, the division is giving out furloughs
now, but only the all?? fellows are getting them so far. I may get one around Jan. if I'm lucky
because then it will be 7 or 8 months since my last one and I'll have more chance to get one.
Mother, now I'll ans. the letter you wrote on Wed.
I'm glad that you sent me Joe's address mother, because I know that if he gets mail pretty often
he may not feel too bad, because that's all a soldier has to keep him going, and that is mail.
Mother, you don't have to get a present for Rosie, I guess she would appreciate it more if I sent
it so thanks a lot mother anyway. Mother you said that Rosie comes to see you because she has to,
and also that she doesn't like you. Mother, I'm sure that you're all wrong about her, because she
does like you an awful lot, and every time she goes up to see you she writes and tells me how nice
you treated her, and she always tells me that she hopes you like her.
Mother, I want you to ans. this, that is if you want to. Do you honestly want Rosie to come to
see you and do you like her? I promise that I'll keep the ans. to myself mother, no matter what
your ans. will be.
Mother, you said that all that you want from me is a little bit of love and after that you said,
even if it is a little wee bit. Mother, you know that my love for you isn't little but an awful
lot. Why did you say that mother? (ans.) I won't say nothing more about it mother.
In Thur's letter, mother, you said that I was thinking that I didn't get the money on Sat. because
you didn't send it. Mother, I know that the reason was that you didn't receive my letter yet and mother you
didn't have to include the telegraph receipt. I believe you when you say something mother, you don't
have to send any proof.
I also received the letter with the money order in it. Thanks a lot mother, but you shouldn't
have sent it. Maybe you could have used it mother. It will come in handy mother, so thanks a lot
Well that about ans. all four of your letters mother.
Mother, we were issued all new equipment Mon. We are going out for the whole wk. and when we
come back we may get shipped out of here. I hope that if we do it's as nice a camp as this.
Well mother, I guess I'll close now and go to bed, because I have a pretty bad headache, so
mother, until I get a chance to write again, I'll close with lots of love to you, daddy and the kids.
Your loving Son,
I wrote a letter to Tony as soon as I received his letter, and Phil wrote me a card and I ans.
it. That was last wk. so I should be getting an ans. soon from him.
God bless you mother and keep you safe.
I love you mother dear, always remember that, please mother, because it's true.
It's too bad about Walter Clinger. I was just wondering how bad he was hurt. To get the "purple
heart," every little wound will be enough to have it awarded to you.