|Adams LDS Chapel, Los Angeles|
December 4, 1944
My darling sweetheart,
I know I haven't had time to get a letter from you, but the desire to hear from you is nonetheless about as strong as though I hadn't seen you for ages. In fact, I haven't received ay mail at all. Sunday was just the same as any other day, or worse. Why am I starting out with such a gloomy letter when each letter I write I hope will supplement my presence and make you happy.
I've been reading the Era some more. I thought about your father when I was reading Joseph F Merrill's talk. I'll bet he would like it or at least I know he would agree with what he said. What have you been doing to keep you from getting lonesome? I do hope you do get lonesome at my absence, at least to some degree. I hope you won't misunderstand. It's just my vanity. I like to be missed. You will have to tell me what you have been doing because I am unable to. No need of censors for me. Nothing interesting happens that I could write about anyway.
At least I have it over on a lot of the fellows. I know I have someone very sweet and beautiful who is thinking about me and waiting for me. At least I have something to hope for--something so far removed from this kind of life. Must close now sweetheart. I'm badly in need of some rest. With the deepest of love. Your own, Perry