Camp Polk, Louisiana
Dec. 16, 1943
Thurs. Eve. 8:40
(inside envelope flap)
I Miss You ! X O X
I Love You! X O X
X O X All My Love Johnny
Darling Mark –
No letter today – but I did get your beautiful Christmas card – especially the picture. Honey – you keep sending me pictures like that & I’ll be coming back to K.C. (unofficially)
We were out all day firing the 30 M.G. & about froze. It was down to 25° here. I hope it warms up soon. Got a couple letters from some buddies of my old outfit. I’ll bet they’re having it rough on maneuvers now.
Boy I sure am stiff – we’ve started taking exercises every night from 4 to 5 now.
Gosh – honey I don’t know what to write about. You should have written me a letter.
Honey – I’d like to be with you tonite – instead of sitting here wishing I was. I’d sure be making up for lost time, & then some!!
Honey – I miss you so much & love you more every day.
Bing Crosby is singing “White Christmas” now. Myself – I’m just dreaming of Christmas “white” or otherwise.
Most of the time I’m dreaming of you honey!
Darling it’s getting late & I have to get to the PX before it closes – It’s 9:00 now honey. I think about you too much everytime I start to write, but I like to.
Goodnite Darling! Write Soon.
All My Love X ox x ox
X O X Johnny X O X
I miss you – honey
I love you
X Yo te amo. X O X
X Ego amo te X O X