Nov. 28, 1969
I found out that I don’t have to use air mail stamps. I’m only paying postage from Salinas to San Francisco. The rest of the way it goes military. I may try the same experiment your mom did.
I got found pieces of silver with the monty the Petersons gave us tonight - a serving fork, a table spoon, a gravy ladle, and sugar spoon. It came to $81. I’m sure you can’t get excited about it, but it is nice.
We also got another wedding gift in the mail - a set of butter dish, salt and pepper shakers, and a bowl - of stainless. It’s from the Cyrs. Very nice.
You know, I just can’t comprehend that you really are so far away. I think it’s because of last year when you were at Benning and Ord. I must still think of it in that way. But Mrs. Giarla was right when she said it would be different. I miss you more - physically - than I ever did before. But then I feel that you are here with me - or within me. I’ve mentioned that. It’s like something bottled up inside me - sometimes I just want to yell…
Goodnight my dear sweetie-pie. Be safe. I love you very much.
XP.S. Why don’t you address my letters to Mrs. R.H.Ray?