"Tonight I sit down to write you just four days before our marriage. How I wish that I could talk with you--and be with you! We will have been apart for almost a whole month, when it comes time for the ceremony next Saturday afternoon. Then we will be together for who knows how many years! It will mean a drastic change in my mode of life--but a welcome change. Living alone has ceased to have any appeal for me....
"Until I see you Saturday, don't forget that I love you--and always will.
--Letter from my mother, Hutchinson, Kans., to my father, Protection, Kans., Tuesday, January 20, 1948.