|Journal of Louise as she left Oregon to go to Lincoln, Nebraska to
meet Bert on his 1st 7 day furlough. He was stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
January 16, 1943
Arrived in Lincoln at 10 a.m. this morning. Didn't have any trouble
recognizing Ruth as she and Jeanne look so much alike. Dick was
with her. We took a bus home. They said Bert would be in Sunday.
It has turned colder and boy it goes right through a person. After
getting to the house we had lunch and then I went to bed. Am I
ever tired. Slept until 4 p.m. Put on fresh clothes and I felt
better . Allan got home about 9 p.m. I had been playing with Dick
and Arline. Some friends wanted them to come over and nothing
must do but that I go to. There we drank cokes, visited and danced
until 3:30 a.m. Boy was I all in. Came home, had a lunch and went
Got up about 11:30. just fooled around all day. Wrote some letters
and went to bed about 8 p.m. Word from Bert, he wont be her until
Tuesday or Wednesday.
January 18, 1943
Up at 9:30 and is it cold. The wind has been blowing all day.
Never got up to zero today. Allan and Ruth went to town. Too cold
for me with no heavy clothes to put on. They brought my suitcase
form the station. Have been wearing Ruth's' slacks so I can keep
warm. Guess I'll have to buy me a pair. Worked on a jigsaw puzzle
and did some needle work until 10:30 p.m. Then off to bed.
January 19, 1943
Another day nearer the time I'll see my darling. Up at 10 a.m.
Ruth washed and I pressed all my things. Is warmer up to 10' above.
Rolled up my hair. Got a letter from Mother.
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