Love Letters From My Father

19 Jun

My father died almost thirty-six years ago at age 66. He left an enormous gap in my life. Men of that era did not talk about feelings or history. I knew only snippets of his childhood, early relationship with my mother and military service. I will be getting together with my siblings in November. It will be a good time to share stories.

Coupons given out during the war to ration food.

After he died, I naturally went through his things. There I discovered some of his letters to my mother sent from his Fort Knox, Ky. military station. He was twenty-five years old.

Letters written in pencil from a lonely soldier 1945.

Imagine my surprise discovering his overt desire tucked into stories of demotions for not having his shoes tied properly and success on the rifle range.

We’ve got a lot of lovin to make up for Woof! Woof! Woof! Pretty risqué for 1945.
They were a lovely couple for fifty years.

Raising five children left little time for public displays of affection. It’s wonderful to know in their early relationships they were playful and hot for each other.

Lover, take a good look at the floor until I get there cause you’ll see nothing but the ceiling while I’m home.

Finding these letters among his things was such a joy. He always loved my mother which was a wonderful gift to his children. Happy Father’s Day Daddy. I miss you a lot.

Pictures from my father’s wallet.
Always a loving gaze.


4 Responses to “Love Letters From My Father”

  1. Jack Scott June 20, 2022 at 2:57 am #

    What a wonderful find – something to treasure. My dad was also in the military and died young too. In his case 44 years ago aged just 50. We have only the memories now.

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  2. Shirley Broussard June 20, 2022 at 6:28 am #

    Alex, so sweet!! I also got to read some very affectionate letters my dad wrote to my mom. We forget they were so young and in love!

    Hope y’all are doing well. Saw an article in recent travel and leisure mag that featured Bacalar!!! If I didn’t already know about it through you, I would want to go there. Said they’re building three new hotels, sound very fancy and way out of my price range ha ha. Take care.
    Love, S

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  3. Emilie August 24, 2022 at 11:20 am #

    Great find! My family photos were stored in my sister’s basement, which flooded. We have very few left. But I certainly recognize the area, the clothing, the glasses.

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    • afish25 August 24, 2022 at 11:23 am #

      I am getting ready to hand them off to the next generation.

      Liked by 1 person

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