Love Letters from WWII

Recent books and movies have created a general awakening and interest in the events of World War II. Babyboomers are the result of troops returning home, once again having made the world a safer, saner place to live.

During WWII, the most realistic way for loved ones to communicate was via the mail. Recently, while visiting my past at a Flea Market, I came across a box of letters from a woman to her boyfriend. It took reading only one or two of them before I felt you, too, might enjoy at trip to 1942-3, to learn how people missed each other and what those at home did with their lives. I'm not certain all the letters are here, but I've put them in order and we'll use the time between postmarks as the time between posting new letters...sort of like you were receiving them...or waiting for one to arrive.

These letters will be run as written without editing for content, spelling or grammar. Let us know what you think of these letters, and if you have a series of letters from the Korean War, or Viet Nam that you'd care to submit (we'll return them if you wish), email us for an address where to send them and we'll run those at the end of this batch. If you wish, and we're going to do so in this case, we'll change names. All letters in this series are Copyright ©1999-2008 Jane Murphy

Love Letter 1: I Received Your Welcome Letters...

Love Letter 2: Have you heard any jokes lately? How's this one...

Love Letter 3: I haven't heard from you for quite some time...

Love Letter 4: We sure think often of you and the good times...

Love Letter 5: Well hon we will celebrate in any way you want...

Love Letter 6: I miss you darling very much...

Love Letter 7: By the way didn't we go to a turkey supper in Vermont and a dance?...

Love Letter 8: As I sit here tonight writing I am thinking of you very much...

Love Letter 9: Don't dream too much that is bad for you

Love Letter 10: What makes you think Henry that this war is going to last four or 5 years?...

Love Letter 11: Maybe we both shouldn't talk the way we do...

Love Letter 12: Gee that was good news about you coming home...

Love Letter 13: Well hon today is the first anniversary of Pearl Harbor...

Love Letter 14: Hello there, how in the world are you?

Love Letter 15: Somehow it doesn't seem like Christmas here this year and very sad...

Love Letter 16: I am thinking about you and wondering what you are doing...

Love Letter 17: Wish you were here sitting with me...

Love Letter 18: I have your picture where I can always look at you as you know, morning, noon & night...

Love Letter 19: It is real cold here tonight...

Love Letter 20: Your letters are being held up somehow...

Love Letter 21: Well hon so you want a romance do you? You spoke about the woman in Virginia...

Love Letter 22: Have you heard from your friend in W. Virginia yet or rather anything more?...

Love Letter 23: Gee dear your last letter made me a little blue...

Love Letter 24: By the way, you didn't have to send me that letter to read from that woman...

Love Letter 25: It's a nice day here today....

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