S/Sgt. Wilbur C. Garner 33377578
G-1 Section, Hq XIX Corps
APO 270, c/o Postmaster, N.Y.
Mary W. Garner, SK2c
U.S. Naval Air Station
"Somewhere in Germany"
29 January, 1945
Howdy pardner! How are things out there in the Mid-West? I guess you are still studying for those exams. How are you making out with them?
I am very anxious to know how Jane is. I haven't heard from home for sometime now. The last letter I had was dated 30th December.
I have been getting Gwen’s letters lately, I got one from Gwen today dated 19th of January 45. That is rather good. Gwen was still feeling fine and anxiously looking forward to 8th Feb. She surely has been fortunate the way that she has felt, I think.
Well we have had lots more snow since I last you. It seems like it snows almost every day. it has been plenty cold here too. I think I lost about 3 hours sleep last night trying to get warm it has stayed down 10-18 degrees for sometime. Yesterday I received the package of nuts you sent me. They are nice containers they use for packing them. I'll find something to keep in them. Thanks a lot.
Have you heard form Souil & Harriet lately? I haven't had a letter from them for sometime. I received a package from Souil the other day. The first since I came into the service. Boy I was shocked too! You could have knocked me over with a feather. It's about time those rich bitches started spending some money. I don't think I'll ever understand those two. I don't know how you feel but those are my sentiments. Of course, if they knew any of us actually needed some cash, I know they'd loan it to us. As far as I'm concerned, happiness means more to me than money. Say, what am I doing? You'd think I was preaching a sermon or something.
Well Mary, there's darn little to talk about so I'll have to wait until I get a letter from you.
Loads of Love from
Gwen & myself
P.S. I think I thanked you for Gwen's slips once before, but in case I didn't thanks a lot.