Guess I had better get a letter off while I have the time. I’m going to be pretty busy so I’ll have little time to write at all. Keep writing and when I can I’ll write to you. I love you and dad very much you know, and I know you think I should come home. But just think of all the places I’ll miss seeing if I came home now. I have gone this far and might just as well finish. You know you told me once before to look up dad’s father so I will, ha, ha. Please don’t worry about me and say a few prayers extra for me when you have the time. I feel swell now. Thanks for the clipping in the paper. I’m getting to be a popular boy, ha, ha. I’m sorry I have so little to write about, but there is nothing I can say. Goodbye to you both and I love you from the bottom of my heart.
PS I wanted you to spend that money on yourself not on the car or the house