"I'm getting more lonesome for you each day--and today is no exception. This is the longest we've been apart for a long time and I miss you. I talked to Martha Osterhaut today, and we compared notes on our feelings. She's to the backing-out stage, but I think I've had all of those and gotten over them. I assured her they were normal--although privately thinking that I might back out, too, if it were Bill Wakefield, but that was an unnice thought."
--Letter from my mother, Winfield, Kans., to my father, Protection, Kans., Monday, January 12, 1948.