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May 27th, 1944

May 27, 1944

My darling:

No letter from you for two days. Honey you know you don’t have to stop writing because I don’t write much. Night before last I played another basketball game. Played on a regulation college court, so you can imagine how I felt when I got home. Oh, yes, honey, I played the entire game, as did Campbell. Both of us could hardly move all day yesterday.

Last night I saw the show “Shelter’s Gang.” It was fairly good. After the show I went to the officer club with Penny, Deadrick and Campbell. After we were there Bill Zabriski, Finn Layson, Sump & others came. So I got home late last night. So between the basketball game and last night I haven’t had too much time to write. But will try and do better. I wonder how many times I have told you that before.

Honey I got Shirley a new toy today. You should see him. He even wanted to take me to the P.X. and buy me a coke, wasn’t that just too generous. I thought it was too much for him to spend on me, so I refused. Major Stump did take me over after duty hours today and buy me a bottle of beer. He is quite some fellow. You just about have to lead him around. He can ask you more simple questions then any man I ever knew. But he has changed considerable from the first we knew him.

Betty my cold is much better. But the damn thing stays on and on. I just can’t seem to get rid of it. Maybe I’ll have better luck this weekend getting rid of it.

Well honey, I can’t think of anything more to say other then I love you and miss you terrific. Wish I could sneak home and see you. Would you let me in? I know you would. Be good - I love you very much - All my love - Jack

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