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Friday, October 26, 2012

Johnny Gets More Letters Later That Same Day

Oct. 4, 1944
8:00 P.M.

My Darling Mark
         Hello Sweetheart! !
How’s my honey today? I got 3 letters from you today – 11th 12th & 15th. You’re really on the ball honey. I wrote you a letter this morning – but after getting 3 this evening I’d better write again.
         I got a letter from Frank today & one from Bobby.
         If you want to know honey – I was hit in the left leg & left lung. It’s nothing serious now.
         I’m feeling pretty good – but could feel a lot better if I was near you.
         It’s getting pretty cold here now. I hate to think of spending another winter here. I was in France the day they had summer here in England. I’ll bet if I was in the states I could stand any kind of weather. I’d sure like to spend this winter with you. We wouldn’t have to worry about a fuel shortage. Right now were listening to the World Series between the Browns & Cards. I guess its about 3:00 back home.
         Well, honey I close for now & write Bob & Frank.
         What I want for Xmas?  You honey & I would be gloriously happy!
         Bye for now. Write Soon.
All My Love Always             Johnny

Monday, October 22, 2012

Our WWII Soldier Stares At The Snapshot of His Sweetheart And Loves Her All The More

Oct. 4, 1944
10 a.m.

My Darling Mark
         Hello Sweetheart! !
I got your letter of the 18th yesterday - the one you wrote at work. I got another letter from Cec. yesterday. He seems pretty proud of his baby girl.
         I just came back from Physio & there isn’t a thing to do but write or sleep.
         I was just staring at that snapshot of you I got in your last letter before I was hit. Remember the one of you in shorts & striped jersey? Makes me miss you all the more! Honey I got to love you more every day. I hope to hell I get to see you this year yet – bit it doesn’t look very promising – does it?
         Anyway – I pray & hope so.
         I think I’ve got most of the mail you sent to my old address now honey. Once in a while I get one about 2 months old – that’s been beat up pretty bad.
         Well, honey I guess I’ll close for now. The nurse is coming to change dressings. Bye for now Darling. I love you. I miss you so much!!
Write Soon.
All My Love Always     Johnny

Sunday, October 21, 2012

My Soldier Says He Had A Very Satisfying Dream About His Sweetheart!

Oct. 1, 1944
A.P.O. 314

My Darling Mark
         Hello Sweetheart! !
I got two letters from you today – of Sept. 2 and 7th. Was really happy to hear from you honey. I’m getting your letters quite often now. I hope they keep coming. By your letters I guess you’re not getting mine very often – I don’t know why tho honey – I do write pretty often.
         I got a letter from Cec. today & a card announcing their baby. He told me I was god-father by proxy.
         I’m feeling okay honey except a cold – the first one since I’ve been over here.
         There was a Navy band here today – that was formed by Artie Shaw a couple of years ago. A few were from his original band. They’ve been playing all over the So. Pacific & are now over here. I mean they were really sharp! We had a movie in our ward today – “Tap Man”. I’d seen it twice before- but since I could lay on my bed & see it, I layed thru it again – since there was nothing else to do.
         I got a letter from the folks today & some pictures. It sure is good to see home again even if it is only in a picture.
         You sure have a time with me in your dreams, don’t you, honey! Have you ever had a dream of me that satisfied you! I had one last week of you – in which I was pretty well satisfied! I went back to sleep & dreamed up a sequel!
         Honey- you can send me some of those cookies you bake every so often. Can you get any Milky Way candy bars?
You can say the best-loving honey – it should be the best after waiting so long.
Well, honey I guess I’ll write to the folks & Cec. & call it a night. I’m getting lazier every day. Don’t even get up for breakfast in the mornings anymore.
I love you honey - & Lord only knows how much I miss you.
Goodnite Sweetheart!
Write Soon.
All My Love Always             Johnny

Friday, October 12, 2012

My Soldier Is Still In the Hospital In England

Sept 26, 1944

My Darling Mark
         Hello Sweetheart! !
         How’s my honey holding out?  I got your letter of the 19th today. Haven’t you heard from me yet? I wrote you the same day I wrote home & they have got the letter.
         No doubt at the time I’m writing this you should have heard honey. This is some of the stationery you sent – the envelopes were all stuck & had to throw them away.
         I don’t know whether I can have any pictures taken or not honey. I know I can’t until I get out of this hospital. You can send me one of you as often as you want tho – honey & I’d love it. The large one of you * had burned up in the tank & a lot of other pictures I had.
         I had a lot of souvenirs in it too that I lost.
         To me honey – the war news don’t sound so good – but it doesn’t sound bad either. This war going to last longer than most people think at home tho.
         You mentioned your “baby” was cute – you meant Lu’s didn’t you??? Sometimes you worry me - no end – honey.
         How are you & what’s doing around K.C.? Does it seem any different these days?
         Mercy – how I’d like to be back there! I guess I’ll have to keep “sweating it out” tho.
         I’m coming along pretty good & feeling alright, except for a cold.
         I heard from Ralph today – he’s back at Lakeland, Fla. Dode is in Miss. Frank is still in Nevada – desertion probably.
         Well honey I guess I’ll write home & to Ralph – so will say goodnite. Bye for now Sweetheart. Write soon.
All My Love Love Love Johnny

Saturday, October 6, 2012

My Soldier Has Gotten Letters From His Old Outfit and a Couple of His High School Teachers

Sept 26, 1944

My Darling Mark
         Hello Sweetheart! !
         I got your letter of Sept. 11 today. Also the birthday card! As you said – better late than never!
         Went to a show today & seen “Anthony Adverse”. I thought it was really good!
         These dogs of mine sure do get sore when I walk any distance. Probably from not being on them for so long.
         There isn’t much to do around here except read, eat & sleep. But I guess I shouldn’t complain. I got a letter from my outfit today. They’re in Holland now – for curiosity sake I’d like to be with them. But there isn’t much chance of getting back with them – so I don’t think I’d like to go back over. But that’s not for me to decide.
         I got a couple of letters from a couple of my H.S. teachers. A couple of old maids yet!

         Well, honey, what have you been doing lately? Staying out of trouble aren’t you?  I know you are. How is Lu coming along & the baby. I guess I’m going to be god-father by proxy, huh?
         Honey – I don’t want to ask for anything for you to send because I don’t know how long I’ll be here yet. After I get a more stable address – then it will be alright.
         You can wrap yourself up tho honey - & come on over. I sure wouldn’t stay in this hospital long!!
         Well, honey I guess I’d better close for now & write home & a few more letters before I turn in for tonite. I went to Mass Sunday – first time since July. Not my fault tho. Bye for now Sweetheart. I love you honey!!  Write soon.     All My Love        Johnny

Monday, October 1, 2012

Our WWII Soldier Is Walking With a Cane And Wants His Sweetheart To Keep On Serving Up Love!

Sept 21, 1944

My Darling Mark
         Hello Sweetheart!
I got your letter of the 30th today & was very glad to hear from you again. I got a v-mail from Mary – she said she heard from me from this hospital so I guess you have too. I got a cablegram from Mom & Dad yesterday.
         I guess you were wondering why I didn’t write for so long a time – but you know now – don’t you honey? Did you ever get the letters I wrote, while I was prisoner in Paris? Let me know if you get them.
         Well, I’m finally getting around again. I’ve been up the last couple of days & walking around with a cane!  Soon as these pins get a little steadier – I’ll throw it away.
         I’m feeling good – I’m fine I mean - & am eating like a horse – must be the vitamin pills. I’ve still got 30 lbs to go yet.
         Went to a U.S.O. show today (British) – pretty good.
         The sweater sounds nice honey – do you think it will fit?
         I’d like to be wearing that style by Xmas!
         Did Lu. have a boy or girl? What did it weigh & all the rest that’s of any interest?
         Honey – you just keep serving up that love & when I get home again – we’ll have a little war by ourselves!!
         Honey – I guess I’ve run out of things to write about – for the present.
         I miss you & love you more every day – honey. Maybe it won’t be too long before we’ll be together again – I hope.
         I’d better write home now & to Mary & call it a day.
         Bye for now Darling & write soon.

All My Love        Johnny