Received your letter today. We also got a letter and a cablegram from Milly. She wrote about the same as usual and she said she finally got one of our letters-one dating Jan. 26th, so I imagine she feels better now. Her cablegram read-’Received wire. All fine. I’ll write you soon.’ She doesn’t know when she’ll be home, though.
We are enclosing nine dollars for the dog food. You can bring it out when you come home again. We should have sent this money sooner.
I’ll bet you had a big moment last Friday night! Congratulations to you both! You certainly gave her a nice ring, Jerome. I know she must be very proud to wear it.
Mom got a box of candy from Beany the other day. It was sent from South Carolina so he must have gotten to town after all. He had expected that they wouldn’t be able to leave camp before they left you know. We also got a card from him mailed in Florida. They went by truck down that far. He’ll be a lucky soldier, I think, if he can stay there for the duration of the war. I hope so!
I haven’t heard anymore from the draft board but I expect to be in the army soon, though, because they are leaving fast. About 35 Swift county men were at Snelling last Saturday and some of them said that the Fort is packed all the time with men being examined and inducted.
Well there’s no more news so I’ll close for now. We are all fine. I am writing to Beany today too and we are sending him a little cash. I guess their paydays get mixed up somewhat when they move around like that. Well, write soon and greet your honey!