Monday, May 31, 2010

WWII a Love Letter

The Worthy Goods Girls went out in search of vintage treasure this past weekend.  Among the fabulous finds was a letter. The post mark was August 31, 1945 and it said U.S. Army. Intrigued, the letter was added to the pile...

On the drive home we pulled the letter out and discovered a beautiful, handwritten letter written from Okinawa. It was a letter of love and reassurance. Hope for the future and a world of peace. The news of the war ending had come days earlier and this was a husband's response to his wife.

Here's an excerpt from the letter...

"you seemed to be trying to tell me how happy you were for us. I know how you felt Darling. All of us here on the island were very happy over it. I fired about a hundred and fifty rounds into the sky that night, so I helped with that celebration that I sent you a picture of yesterday. The picture really didn't do the scene justice. It was one of the most colorful, if not the most, exposition I have ever seen."

Everyone here has an opinion on when we will get home, but I don't think anyone really knows. The latest rumor tonight is a new system of points that would get me out in March. Counting points for the baby. I love you lots and lots Darling and want to get back to you as soon as possible...

I am glad that our child will be born into a peaceful world instead of the mess the world has been in for the last few years. I wish we could be together Darling. There are so many things that a guy can't write as well as he can say them. I love you Darling.

I am learning some about signs Sweet, but I am not going to make any definite plans until we can be together and talk things over about the future. I am still not sure about whether I am going to take an opportunity in Commercial Art, get a regular job or go in business of some kind...

I'll close for now Darling and get to bed,
      All of my love,

Do you have the hankies out yet...

On August 15, 1945 Japan surrendered, with the surrender documents finally signed aboard the deck of the American battleship USS Missouri on September 2, 1945, ending the war.

With this poignant glimpse into the life of a soldier and his family, a heartfelt Thank You to all who have worked and sacrificed so much to keep us safe here in the USA...


  1. So very timely that you should find it now and read it so you could share with us. Thank you,

  2. Girls!!!!!!!! So glad you have your blog up and running...
    and so honored to be the boots at the top--teehee...with my fab new slip from MY GIRLS!

    That letter is amazing--thanks for posting this. So very poignant today---really important to remember the sacrificies.
    love ya'll--

  3. How touching, what a beautiful letter and so sad it didn't stay in the family. Nice blog, by the way!


  4. i don't understand how anyone could let such a wonderful piece of family history slip's so good you girls have saved and shared this lovely piece of the past ~ thank your!