Tuesday, September 9, 1969.  Camp Evans, Vietnam.

Hi Honey,

It’s nearly eleven o’clock so this won’t be too long I’m afraid.  I’ve been working on my math all night, but I do want to get a letter off too.  It’s been a couple of days.  I’ve got some letters of yours to answer, and I’m really ashamed that I haven’t answered them sooner.  So here goes.

First of all, whaddaya mean we’re not adjusted to each other?  At least I’m adjusted to you.  It wasn’t hard to get used to having the gal I love around all the time, and being there when I got home, and washing my back in the shower.  Or a million other things.  Nope, wasn’t hard at all.  I do find it hard to get adjusted to being away from you tho.  But it makes it all worthwhile when I think of you waiting there for me when I return.  I love you Rita!

Guess I’d best slow down or I’ll go on like that all night.  So I’ll go on to what you said about waiting with our family.  I know how great kids could be for us – when we’re ready.  But for a while I don’t want you to be tied down with kids.  I want to be able to give you so much more than that.  Maybe that’s being self-centered, but I want you to myself for a while first.  I want to do things and go places with you.  I want to be with you and only you.  I love you too much to share you just yet.

Hey, I said I was going to get off that, didn’t I?  Okay, I’ll try again. How was Vicki’s wedding?  You never said a word about it – just about the hair dryer.  I figured you’d at least have something to say about the wedding.

You’re right, you haven’t sent me any pictures for a long time.  Sure would appreciate a couple dozen more!

Guess I’ve pretty much answered your letters, and since not much has been going on around here, I’m going to head for bed.

One question – when does college start again?  Your vacation must be about over, isn’t it?  I’ve been wondering since you haven’t said anything about it in your letters lately.

Also, would you tell me how much money we’ve got in the bank now?  After the end of next month that loan will be paid off and a hundred a month will go into savings, which will help.

Good nite Rita. I love you with all my heart.



P.S.  Yes, I’m ready for those midnite games – anytime!