1 March 44
Well how's my honey today? I have your picture up on my shelf by my bed. Keeps me company + makes me feel better.
A Sgt. came over to see me tonight. He works at headquarters. He thought perhaps I was Kent. He saw my orders over there + looked me up. He's from Prophetstown + he says he used to bowl a lot with Kent, + that they used to bet a little on every game. He said I should tell him that he could beat him even if he is out of practice. His name is Swanson + he expects to go home on furlough in about 2 wks. The next time you write to Butch would you please relay that information. I wrote Kent last night + don't want to overdue [sic.] myself!!
This Swanson told me that after finishing here + proceeding to a coast base - you train for about 4 months of intensive training. So maybe I'll get another furlough before going across - won't that be swell?
Hey, I love you or did you know that?