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Sunday

Dearest Judson—

On the way home from New York we were talking about the reception & your mother said she really didn’t approve of your getting married so young. I feel very unhappy about the whole thing now. She said that your sisters really thought so too. For some reason that just made me feel awful. She said that you said you wouldn’t marry without her consent. What will we do if she doesn’t?

Darling, I’m so lonesome. I love you so. Every weekend it gets [indecipherable] worse. Honey, March seems so far away. Up ‘til this weekend March didn’t seem very far but now it seems as far away as 1956. I hope that everything goes well & fast. The weekends certainly go fast.

Don’t know where this [indecipherable] came from but it’s awful.

I love you so much, honey. I hope that we can get engaged soon because there are so many people I’m dying to tell. It’s awful to be so near & yet so far, darling. Why does there have to be a war anyway.

Honey, I’m so worried about your mother thinking you’re too young & not wanting you to marry until the war’s over. Personally, I think there’s no point in it because if we’re going to be married why not [indecipherable] as soon as we can & be together as much as possible.

Honey, I’ve never been so lonesome before. When you’re not with me everything just seems a waste of time. I love you so. I know now that I’ve never been in love with anyone before. Every time I see you I love you more. Everything you do & say makes my love for you stronger.

You always seem to say the right thing at the rightest time, and make me love you more. I love everything about you, darling.

Darling, when do you think we can announce our engagement? It can’t be soon enough for me. Now I know what love is. It’s wonderful but awful at the same time.

Honey, I want everything to be perfect when we’re [indecipherable] says that when you’re [indecipherable] married for 10 or 15 years you’re more in love than when you were first married. I don’t know how that’s possible, honey. I just can’t see how I could love you any more than I do now.

This is an awfully jerky letter but I haven’t been able to think straight for quite some time. Honey, do you think that your mother won’t give her consent to our getting married in March? If your sisters are against it too, honey, we haven’t a chance. It would be awful if she said she wouldn’t consent to it. Darling, if something like that happened, I don’t know what I’d do. It would be so terrible.

Hon, are you feeling all right now? Please be careful of yourself because you mean so much to me and whenever you [indecipherable] or anything it’s twice as [indecipherable] would be if it were me. I’d much rather have anything happen to me than to you if it had to happen to one of us. I love you, honey.

Judson, are you sure of your own mind? Do you really want to get married or is it just because of the war? Honey, there isn’t a bit of doubt in my mind about you. I know I love you more than anything else in the world.

Goodnight my darling. Please try to write often. I miss you terribly. I love you so.

All my love,
Dottie

P. S. Honey, please try to convince your mother that everything will be all right and that we just have to get married in March. That’s the only thing that worries me & it does really worry me. I know I wasn’t going to worry but you’ll just [indecipherable] tell me that everything will be all right, darling and I’ll be happy again. Simple mind, haven’t I? but if you say it will be, I know it will. I’ve never had the confidence that I have in you & your judgement [sic] in anyone before—(my sentences are getting all mixed up) I love you. Oh yes, I’m so proud of you.
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