So I am reading my Grandma's letters from her then sweetheart during World War 2...
He wasn't much of a writer, but he was pretty informative (well, as much as he could be with the censors breathing down his envelopes!!) for such a non-writer :)
I am enjoying the perusals of the letters immensely. One of my faves so far refers to my Grandma as his future wife and the sweetest girl in the world. ♥ ♥ ♥
In several of the letters he opens with the line:
"Just writing a few lines to let you know I am still alive. I received your letters, and was very glad to get them."
He was always telling her to write to him, even if he didn't write much to her. But he was pretty faithful about sending at least one a week or two a month.
He said several times to her "You are working too hard. You better not work so hard." and then once, "It wouldn't do for both of us to be gray headed. ha ha"
He had quite a sense of humor and was extremely upbeat, especially for someone in his position. He does complain about the weather and the dust over in India. He said the poverty was awful. He was a cattle man, and the "sacred cows" roaming free disgusted him :-p
I am still reading through them. They are so cool. Kela cannot wait for me to copy them so she can read them :)