Cu-Chi, Wednesday, July 30, 9:30 pm:
I'm going to be in bed by 9:45 pm tonight so this is a short one.
The night baker brought me two fresh, hot doughnuts right after I finished your tape last night, so I was up till midnight again.
The papers say I have to take a minimum of 14 units to qualify for GI bill, so we'll figure on that for now.
I love you and have a splitting headache and leg cramps, so dream of me tonight because I dream of you every night.
Cu-Chi, Friday, August 1, l2:20 am:
Why is it that when we both sit down to write, we're too pooped to pop?
It's after midnight again and Dave is back and we just finished a brilliant comeback victory in pinochle next door. We didn't even start till late because we went to the flick, "The Night They Raided Minsky's", and it was great. The only trouble was, each time a good part came up, the film broke, especially at the end when she (Britt Ekland) takes off her dress and her breasts flop out. Wouldn't you know it, the film broke right there. We almost had a riot on our hands and me in it too. It's amazing how nice it is to see a round-eyes body. If I happen to just sit and stare at you while you undress, don't be embarrassed but be flattered and make it a good show. OK? After these boys they call women over here, I need to see some good lungs again.
Don't overtire yourself because I want you to be in good shape when I get home. So take it easy on cleaning your Mom's house.
What!? You didn't go to church! At least I don't have to worry about my wife becoming a fanatic. She's still human at best. I'll go this Sunday and miss next so we'll be even.
I think that's a great idea having Jonette come to the Airport to meet me. What could be more dramatic in her young life than to see her favorite (I hope!) daddy come home in the same plane he left in. It's a deal!
I love you Janet, or at least I'd like to at the moment but distance hampers me. Anyway, soon I'll be able to tell you without the aid of audio-visual graphs.
p.s. Tell that Nikki that she'd better get to sleep or daddy will come home and use the old charm on her.
P.s.s. Forget your problem and concentrate on mine for a while. You worry so much that you're going to hate sex in general. It'll work itself out.
Cu-Chi, Saturday, August 2, 10:00 pm:
Here I squat in the MARS station waiting to call you if they get contact soon. If not I'm going to go back and go to bed and try next week.
Nothing new on the war front. Dave left for Tokyo today for his R&R and I was not too busy this afternoon.
Well, I just gave up for the night so I'm going back to bed and call you Tuesday or Wednesday after you get my tape and talk to Jake.
Just took my shower and I'm lounging naked here on my bed with the fan blowing over my clean body. I'm going to hit it early tonight for a change.
The new adventures of "Michael Shannon - Private Eye" just came on so I have to listen for half an hour.
Those cramps in my legs get worse everyday but I think I can last another two weeks or so, then that's all.
Those pictures of Jonette are adorable to say the least. But dear, you'd better cure yourself of the yelling habit before I get home because there's nothing I hate worse.
Three letters today, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday's, and so long! Dear you're wonderful and getting better all the time.
Time for bed. Goodnight Lover. I dream about you all the time.
Cu-Chi, Sunday, August 3, ll:00 pm:
How are ya? No letter today because I got three yesterday, but I have enough love left in my heart to carry me through till tomorrow.
Just finished playing cards. Two games of Pinochle and one of Hearts. I won all three. Would you believe that on the last hand my partner and I melded 196 and pulled 47 out of 50 for a total of 243 in one hand. Of course my double run and his double pinochle helped, but mostly it was my fantastic playing.
I was going to go to bed early but Zip wanted to use my room to make a tape home, so I stayed for the other games.
It was good that I took a two hour nap this afternoon, AFTER church (I left after Sacrament because I was asleep anyway). I just put fresh, clean, white sheets on my bed so I ought to sleep good tonight too.
Two weeks from today is my last working day in the barbershop. I think I can last.
I'm saving my money like mad now for my R&R the 18th, but I still won't have enough. I imagine I'll spend most of it on you anyway. So I guess it doesn't matter how much I save, I'll still never have enough.
You know sweetheart, I'm sure glad I have someone like you to love. If I couldn't buy gifts or treat you good, or do everything I can to make you happy - I wouldn't be happy. It makes me feel good when I give you something. I guess because I don't have too much to offer you in life except my devotion and undying love, in return for those lovely daughters you gave me. Oh, how I long to be home right now. One more month dearest.
Time to go to sleep now since it's nearly midnight again. See ya tomorrow night.
Cu-Chi, Tuesday, August 5, 10:00 pm:
Hello! You're so wonderful, ta taa dee dee dum!
We had a birthday party tonight for Sgt. Pugh of 9th Chem. Det. But when I asked the mess Sgt. for some steaks and maybe a small cake, he must have thought it was my birthday and gave me 25 steaks and a two-layer cake with butter icing that was out of this world. I thanked him ten times just to let him know how great it was because he baked the cake himself and made the icing and even put "Happy Birthday Jake" on the top in color. So you see dear, I do have a few friends around someplace.
My hootch maid "Mai" keeps bringing me fruit and stuff and I keep giving her soap, which is about all I can without the MP's taking it away. I gave her enough money for a new hat the other day and she apologized because the store didn't have any, so she couldn't get it yet. We're about due for another rocket attack soon. It's been a month now so Charlie ought to shoot a few rounds in soon to show us he's still alive out there. It's really been slow around the Division as far as battles go. Charlie is getting hard to find.
Oh yes, I forgot to mention in last nights tape that if you fail to get any of the classes you can substitute at will to get my 14 units. I just hope I can swing it at the firehouse.
Pix called today to see if I was still coming down and then called back to see when I was going on R&R to Hong Kong because he could go on the 28th. But I go from the 19-25th, so he's trying to go with me. It would be fun to go with him but I don't trust myself with him. Alone I know I'm chicken but with Pix there, who knows? I got him an AK-47 today from a friend in MID (Military Intelligence Detachment) and I'm taking my silk screen down on Saturday to give Pix.
I love and miss you dear, so be careful of everything and everyone.
p.s. I wrote Svetlana today.
Cu-Chi, Wednesday, August 6, l0:30 pm:
It's time for your faithful hubby's report on the war.
About the washer and dryer, think it over before you get avocado over white. You just might get tired of avocado someday. But finance the whole thing and keep the $300 for emergencies that may come up. I thought you were getting an electric range? Either is fine.
Today wasn't too bad because I just kept thinking only a week and a half more to work. It sometimes makes the time go faster.
This evening three of us went over to the MP's club to a live show. There were four guys in the band and three girls, one singer and two dancers.
I just dream about my wife dancing for me like that sometime. So practice up dear.
I can't think of much to say this evening except I love you and within a month I'll be with you again.
The bugs are massing to attack me again so I'd better quit and fight them off.