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Sorry for the delay.

We finally get down to the labor day he’s been talking about since the 2nd letter or so.  Hope they made the best of it.

Postmark September 2, 1967.  Denver, Colorado.

Here it is, you asked for it!

Fri PM 4:30

2 more days!

Hi Honey –

By the time you get this I’ll have been there and gone already.  Just two more days and I’ll be with you!  Right now I really can’t believe it and I don’t think I will until we’re coming into town.  But by the time you get this I’ll already have been there, so I guess I made it, didn’t I?

By now we’ve done everything we possibly could in that short time.  I don’t know right now what all we did, but I really don’t care as long as it was with you.  Just being with you was enough.  Now I’m looking forward to Thanksgiving.  I’ll probably be able to stay a little longer then.  At least I hope so.

Tomorrow evening at this time I’ll be getting ready to go.  Even tomorrow seems a long way off now.  I’ll go to Bob’s store early — he’s going to see if he can knock off an hour early.  Sure hope so.  That way we won’t push it quite so hard and get there earlier.  But I’m behind myself again, since I’ve already done all this.

I’ve got to go get Bob now — or maybe I should say by now I have gotten Bob but I’m going to do it now. (?)  Forget it!  I’m going to go and pick him up! NOW! Today!  Even if I did do it a few days ago.  So long for now is what I’m trying to say.  More of this ridiculous conversation later.

(Sorry about the fingerprints and all)


Sat 10:30

Tomorrow!

Sorry about the mess I made on the other side.  This side will be better I promise.

We leave tonight.  Now I’ve just got to wait.  The cars at a station now getting serviced and we’re all packed and ready to go.  Less than eight hours from now we’ll be on the road.  I’m so damned impatient I don’t know what to do with myself besides twiddle my thumbs.

I got two of your letters today (23 & 24).  Nothing I like better.  They’ll help me live through the day.

That IBM bit kind of took me by surprise.  Hope it works out for you.  Tell me more about it tomorrow, okay (It’s kind of stupid to say things like that when this letter won’t get to you till next week).

I’m going to fix something to eat now, then try to sleep all afternoon.  Time will go faster and I’ll sure be able to use it tonight.  So long for now.  Love and miss you and, oh boy, wait till tomorrow!!

Love you,

J.


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