May 9, 1945, #2

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May 9, 1945, #2




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May 9, 1945

Dearest Geraldine,

How's my little hon to-day. I hope you are feeling O.K., but I can't help wondering and worrying about you. I don't know what I'd do if anything happened to you darling, so please be good to me and take care of yourself for JCW.

We're listening to Bob Hope on the radio. His guest star is Frank Sinatra. You know how they are always making jokes about his thinness and supposed frailty. Well, he used to be a fighter's manager and sparred himself in Stillman's Gym in New York. One of the patients here knows him personally and said he can take care of himself, if he has to. I was rather surprised to hear that. Just shows to go you what publicity can do.

Well sweet and lovely, where are you going to spend your summer vacation this year and when will it be? My first vacation idea is still unchanged namely, to pile the old rod in the back of the car along with my plugs and reels and head for the Peace Bridge, Canada, and Muskoka. Complete rest away from the cares of the world. Nothing to do but lie around, eat when I feel like it, sleep a bit, and reel in a pickerel or bass once in awhile. Of course, it would be nice if a certain young lady was around to keep me company - fact 'twould be perfect. I'm expecting to hear any day from my mother that dad is up there on his annual fishing spree. I don't actually expect to get much fishing done if you're anywhere near though hon, and it wouldn't bother me at all or rather won't. Good-nite little one, my dreams will all be of you!

Another sunny day is here. Everything smells so fresh and clean outside. I stuck my head out of the window by my bed and inhaled for about a half hour. There seems to be a scent of lilacs in the air yet I can't see any lilac bushes.

The guys are all gathered round the radio to hear about the point system of release for the U.S. Army. They're going to announce the value of points for length of service, overseas service, decorations & dependents. About the only ones who will be affected are those in the original draft back in 41 and the older men with children. Fortunately, the present system is only intended for use now Germany has fallen. It won't necessarily apply after Japan's defeat.

We're going to have a movie shown in the ward again this afternoon. Hope it's better than the last one. I told you about they're playing The Music Stopped But We Kept On Dancing on the radio. Dancing with you will be just like in that song. Do you remember the words?

Well hon, for now this is all. I'll be with you again this evening. Don't work too hard and once again, take good care of yourself for me - the ordinary guy with the extraordinary love for you.

All my love,








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