9 March 1943 – Letter from Dad to Mom

Letter or Postcard – Letter

Sender – Ralph Peterson

Recipient – Phyllis Peterson

Postmark Place – St. Petersburg, Florida

Postmark Date – 9 March 1943

Letter Date – 8 March 1943



My sweetest wife,

Well sweetheart, after a long day and the lights are already out I can still find time to write to you, although I haven’t heard from you since Saturday. I still am going to write you every day. I was kind of hurt and surprised when my name was not called on the mail list. I thought that I would get a letter once a day at least, or one every two days. I still think the mail has something to do with it, but I had better get one tomorrow. If I don’t I don’t know what I might do. I have been writing to you every day except one since I got down here. When you answer this letter I wish you would let me know how many letters you have got from me since the first one from me. There’s something screwy going on with the mails. Please let God be good to me and send me a letter tomorrow. Well today was a long day for me. Got up at three and went on KP until eight tonight, boy and I tell you I worked. I washed pots and pans all day. That is, Billy Pick and I did. We seem to hang together every place we go. He is alright but he acts kind of crazy once in awhile. How is everything up home? I hope the folks are all right. And is the baby still feeling good? I mean is he still kicking? Boy, that will [be] the happiest day of my life when I get that telegram saying that I am a papa. I’m going to take it up to the post commanding officer and show it to him. I’m getting real tired so I will close and go to bed after I mail this letter. Let me know if you got my present. All my love and kisses, Ralph.

PS – Please write everyday.

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