June 13, 1924
My own Dearest Darling Florence;
Just before the battle Dear, Just before the battle. Today we’ll go on the field together, to uphold the Blue and the Gray. This is the day our preliminaries come today and I will try my darnedest to do my best. I feel pretty good. I slept 12 hours last nite, but it is very cool here, in comparison to the hot days in Texas. But don’t forget, Darling, I will do my best. I carried out your plans of your letters and I think that was a wonderful scheme. It was just like talking to you. I really did enjoy them so much. Bust when I went to the Post Office and got your two long letters yesterday, I felt as it I was the happiest human on Earth. Florence I have thought of you so much since I left Texas. I have seen many things of interest, but never one time have I forgotten you. I have wished many times that you were with me and could enjoy these things too. How did you like the little ring case that I sent you from Washington. I went by a Souvenier shop and I just knew that you would have to get something. Yes sir my little Darling was never out of my mind, the whole trip through.
It is now 10 am and I will eat lunch at 11:30 so I must get to bed and rest. I will let you know how the prelims came out. I may have more time after this meet. I haven’t written much each time Florence but there is not enough minutes in the hour. I will write you tonite.
Loads of Love and Kisses