It’s Saturday morning and we have the work all done. Your mom just went out to pick a bouquet of flowers. I guess we will go out to Dale’s late this P.M. sometime & tomorrow we will have a picnic dinner if the weather is nice. Lucelle will come too. Gee, but honey I wish you were here. I have to take the Sun nite bus back to Dubuque as I’m to go to work Mon. morn at button shop.
I hope you get all my letters O.K. Also, the packages we all have sent. The news over there doesn’t sound any too good where you are–I mean–where I think you are and that is Naples. Oh honey, I hope you are safe. I’m really worrying more about you on this invasion then I did in Sicily, so do be careful. Hurry back home to me.
I love you,
Your wife, Babe
VMAIL- Oct 10, 1943
Well here I am at the farm. We came out last nite and Margaret came after us. We had supper & went to bed around nine. I read the last letter you wrote Dale. Honey, you mention about your feet bothering you. Do they still bother you? I hope, honey, if they get bad they will send you home.
Bruce is sitting next to me looking right at me. He is sure a changed boy–not near so mischievous & can talk real plain. He calls me nice people. Ha! Ha! I’m afraid it is going to rain today & we wanted to take some pictures to send you. We are going to Mell Dean’s at Monroe & go on a picnic at the recreation park…if it rains there is a shelter there. I am going home tonite at 10 P.M. I hope I catch the train at Dubuque in time. I only have 10 minutes to get to depot there. Well darling, I’m still wishing for you to be here & so is everyone else. I’ll be thinking of you all the time.
I love you, Babe
Hello Uncle Rex (Bruce wrote this with my help)