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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.



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