Thursday, September 1, 2011

I Wish I Knew When I Would See You Again

Taken the week before
Christmas with our little Christmas tree
December 20, 1944 (9:15 am)

My dearest husband Perry,

I feel so guilty because I didn't write you last night so will try to make it up to you now. I have been showing our pictures to some of the people here at the office, and they think the pictures are swell, and that you are very handsome. I'm so proud of you, Perry.

Oh Perry, I wish I knew when I would see you again, and I pray it will be soon. How wonderful if we could go thru the temple before you get out of the Navy for that seems such a long time. My happiest most wonderful times are with you, Perry. Whenever I'm with you, I'm most content. I want nothing more than you and those things which will keep us together and the things that come with true love. Oh, Perry, I pray that the Lord will bring you safely back to me soon.

[Some of this letter has been lost. It picks up mid-sentence.] . . . . you a box of cookies, and you must get them right away. And I'm sending you something else too. (It's a surprise, now don't ask me) that I want you to have right away, darling. I miss you so much, Perry, and not hearing from you makes me feel rather uneasy and blue. I miss . . . . [and that's all there is of this letter.]

December 21, 1944

Hello My Darling,

Guess I kinda surprised you last night by dropping in on you like that, didn't I? And I surely liked what you said the first thing you walked in the door. It shows who you think of first. He was very highly and very surprisedly complimented. And oh, it was so good to have you in my arms again.

And we had such a good time down town listening and singing the Christmas music, though I'll admit I didn't want to at first. What did they say for you not singing with them? I hope they understood. Okay, darling, it is so good to be with you. No matter where we are or what we are doing, as long as I am with you, it makes it seem wonderful.

Sweetheart, I know this is short, but I promise I'll write more later when I have more time. For now I want to get this off so you'll get a letter from me.  All my love, Perry

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