I have a couple of letters dated Dec 25 and Jan 4th. I wish I knew where the mail is at. Everyone is griping about it. But I guess we are out cast to so that accounts for it. It has stop snowing for a change, but you never know when it will start again. It must be plenty cold at home now. Its cold here but not too bad. You ask if I had received my pockets stove. As yet I haven’t. But it may be a long soon. I have the up pills though.
You tell Russell he was right, Christmas wasn’t much to me. Yes I had a letter from Bud saying he was going to try and visit me, but I am too far from him so maybe someday we may get closer together and then I’ll go see him. I felt kind cheap when you told me that Bernard gave you some money for Christmas, but you know me mom & dad. Money isn’t a gift. I was going to send you both a hundred dollars but instead I put it in soldiers deposit. When I am able to find a gift for you, I’ll send it. You both know that I think the world of you. Someday I’ll be able to make it up to you.
I have some clippings that im want put in my scrap book, and I’ll bring this letter to a close. I wish I could write a decent letter but I just can’t get in the mood. By By & I love you both from the bottom of my heart.