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LETTER 7 in a series of 12


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Kathy and Christine started a 12-part series of some of their favorite Jack Cavazzi love letters.

Christine posted six of her favorites. Now, here are Kathy's.

Letter 7 in a series of 12.


8th Training Co

2nd Engineer Training Battalion ERJC

Fort Belvoir, Virginia

August 13, 1952

Dearest Anne,

Good morning hon. I will start this letter now but I know I won’t finish.

This has been a very bad week for me so far babe, I have felt lonelier this week than ever before. I don’t know why that is but I just feel as though I have to get home. I guess it is because I have nothing to look forward to. I won’t be home for three weeks you know. We transfer a week from Saturday so I won’t be home then. The following weekend we will have a long weekend again. I will get paid just before I get home. I will guarantee you I won’t be sleepy that weekend.

Anne, Darling, I miss you too much. It ruins my morale. I am getting to be an isolationist. I just want to be alone so that I can think of you. Sometimes I find myself looking, I should say staring, at your picture for a long time.

Say cutie, how about marrying a soldier boy who is crazy about you? You will, good.

All kidding aside Annie, I do love you very much and I know I will never be happy until you are mine.

We have a nite problem Mon. & Tues. nites. We have two more Thursday & Fri. No sleep this week. Between dreaming of you and getting no sleep. I walk around with my eyes closed all day.

Look Beautiful, tell your folks that we are going to get engaged three weeks from now. Because Mom will probably have the dough by then and I won’t be home before then so I can’t tell them. Ha Ha. I know just what you are thinking.

I put a part in my hair this morning. When I see you again it should look pretty good. It’s funny when you think about it.

I didn’t get to bed until about one last nite and we got up at four this morning. Plenty of sleep.

I have to get a frame for your picture, it is starting to curl up.

Annie, I want you to make sure you write every day. I am going to need plenty of letters for the next couple of weeks. You know, babe, I might fly home on that 3-day pass on Labor Day. That way we can have Friday nite also.

I don’t guess I told you that we had five AWOLs last week. I guess they couldn’t stand prosperity. One of them is still gone.

By the way hon, you know we're not supposed to hang any pictures up in the barracks, but the lieutenant said that you were so pretty that you could stay there. How about that?

Well hon, it’s late and I have a few things to do, so I’ll say nitie.

Remember hon, I love you always.

All my Love Forever


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