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Boy, there’s one thing about the Army, it sure feeds you well. We just had our Thanksgiving dinner here. What a meal. They even had tableclothes [sic] on the tables. I ate so much I can hardly move.
Gosh honey, I miss you. I hated to leave you yesterday, you looked so swell. And what’s more important you looked so happy. Darling I love you as much as I love to fly, and coming from me, that’s an awful lot. You’ll never know how much sweetheart, I want to spend the rest of my life showing you, though. Maybe, in about 50 years, you’ll know, but until then, you’ll have to take my word for it.
I’m glad everything turned out O.K. I was a little worried, about Mom. But I knew she’d understand. If she had said no I’d of married you anyhow, but it’s better as it is. Now you can have the wedding that you’ve always wanted, that you deserve, my darling. You deserve the best of everything, and you’re going to have it if I have anything to say about it.
Well honey, I’m going to call you now, so I’ll sign off.
Give my love to your mother. She’s really marvelous. I love you, darling, and still miss you beyond words.