Gee, But It Was Good

Ft. Riley
Sept. 8, 1942

Darling:

I got your letter today, the first letter I ever received from my wife. Gee, but it was good to hear from you. I really missed your letters, darling.

I have been on the go constantly since arriving here. They don’t give you any time at all around this place. Classes all day, and a two hour study period, from 6:30 to 8:30 at night. Tonight, we got in about 5:30, and we go out until 11:30, leaving here at 8:00. We certainly earn our pay at this place.

I’ll make up a list of relatives Sunday, and send it to you.

Darling, you don’t know how glad I am that we married. I don’t know just what the reason is, except that like you I feel that we are more a part of each other. How many times since I arrived here have I thought of that last 4 or 5 days we spent with each other. They were the happiest days I can ever remember.

If it weren’t for our being so busy, it would be really miserable here without you nearby. As it is, you would probably be miserable down here.

Ft. Riley is really a beautiful place. Much nicer than Ft. Lewis, contrary to all my expectations. It’s nice + green here, lots of trees, shrubs, etc., and it’s rather hilly. The buildings are all made of native stone, and are very nice.

Glad the girls were so nice to you, and also your brother Bill. Hope I can meet all your family soon, and tell them how sweet you are.

Must close now, darling, and get ready to go out and see Ft. Riley after dark.

Goodnight, darling wife, from

Your loving husband
Jim.

P.S. I love you.

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