August 17, 1941 To my Dear Future Sweet Wife

Saturday, August 17th, 2019

There is a letter missing from Pauline, Pauline has accepted Abb’s marriage proposal.

U. S. S. Cuyama – San Fransisco Calif.

To my Dear Future Sweet Wife,

How that! I received your letter today as we will be sailing early in the morning for Honolulu. I will tell you how glad I am when you said “yes”.

When I read your letter it seem that I had been lost all my life and found the most happiness thing to live for.

I have been a play-boy all my life thinking I was happy and I have seen so may of my friends get married and told me later that I was missing the most happiness thing in life in not getting married. I have been shipmate with a Lieut. Lett for five years who now is aboard ship with me. He was married 2 years ago, they live in San Diego, Calif. I go our to their home a lot. He & his wife are swell, they are very much in love with each other. Both are very nice to me (you will meet them later) they are glad I have met someone I like very much. I showed them your picture they think you are very nice & good looking.

Remember, Pauline is also the name of Abb’s Sister in Law.

Yes Pauline told me the things you said.

Say: I think I should have a picture made & send you one so you can destroy the one you have of my self. Ha.

If you could plan to come out here sometime in October or before if you like. The reason I say October is because I will be out on a battle cruiser for about 15 days in September and I wont have much time off when we arrive back in September.

When you do come out you and Mother could find a furnished apt or house or you could stay with Woody & Pauline until I come in or any way you see fit. Or you could transfer your job out here until we plan other things if you wanted to hold on to your job or if you just want to keep house it all right with me. If you don’t have enough money to come out [as] I will send you some later. After you get out here we can get married at Woody & Pauline’s or at church or we could drive up to Las Vegas Nev. (about 5 hour drive from Los Angeles) and get married the same day (as movie stars). Or we can have a military wedding mustering the captain & officers of the USS Cuyama. Say you get to help me on this wedding you are going to be my wife and I am about to get lost in the fog in suggesting. Ha.

Say honey. Pauline Truett thinks you are it.

I am glad to hear your mother is feeling better. I hope to meet her some day.

Pauline it will be the happiest thing in my life in making you the best husband any wife was had. We can plan & go places, see things & you meet some of my friends and I will meet your friends and be alone that is just you and I be alone some times and I can kiss your sweet lips.

Honey if you think this is rushing you to fast you can come on out to Los Angels & have your job transferred out here and we can go around a while together. But gosh honey I would be afraid to go away and leaving you like that for fear some other man might get you.

I will write you from Honolulu. If you write me this week and mail it in the address [stamped] envelope it will go clipper mail from San Diego to Honolulu.

Your Future Husband
Abb

August 18, 1941 Adolf Hitler orders a temporary halt to Nazi Germany’s systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and handicapped due to protests. However, graduates of the Action T4 operation were then transferred to concentration camps, where they continued in their trade.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_World_War_II_(1941)
Abb Truett
Woody bottom-right tube, person on the left.

Pauline’s Letters:

  • April 1917 April 1917

    An excerpt from “The Life Story of a lucky Tennessee Sailor that Lived to Retire” by Abb R. Truett:
    November, 1940, I was ... Click to Keep Reading ...

  • June 3rd, 1940 Dear Mae June 3rd, 1940 Dear Mae

    Dear Mae, Read your letter this morning, sure was glad to hear from you. I am having a good time but not as ... Click to Keep Reading ...

  • November 1940 November 1940

    An excerpt from “The Life Story of a lucky Tennessee Sailor that Lived to Retire” by Abb R. Truett:
    November, 1940, as we ... Click to Keep Reading ...

  • July 5th, 1941 Dear Pauline July 5th, 1941 Dear Pauline

    Gee jack I wish I had more time off while you are out here, so I could be with you more.

  • August 12, 1941 Dear Pauline August 12, 1941 Dear Pauline

    Sam’s Birthday is September 15 that will be the code for the date we will arrive in San Diego or any name ... Click to Keep Reading ...

  • August 15, 1941 Dear Pauline August 15, 1941 Dear Pauline

    I haven’t heard from you since my last 2 letters. You probable haven’t recovered from the shock. As soon as you get your ... Click to Keep Reading ...

  • August 17, 1941 To my Dear Future Sweet Wife August 17, 1941 To my Dear Future Sweet Wife

    I received your letter today as we will be sailing early in the morning for Honolulu. I will tell you how glad I ... Click to Keep Reading ...

  • September 10, 1941 Dear Pauline September 10, 1941 Dear Pauline

    I will get some time off for Christmas. I told Lieut Lett confidential about us but it was too good to keep secret ... Click to Keep Reading ...

  • September 18, 1941 Dearest Abb September 18, 1941 Dearest Abb

    Received your letter yesterday, Honey. I sure was glad to hear from your, I missed your letters so much. Just counting the days ... Click to Keep Reading ...

  • September 21, 1941 Dear Pauline September 21, 1941 Dear Pauline

    I have 1 sister May Russell at Lyle, Brother Henry “The Navy”, Russell, Woody & Day at Turlock Ca. Mother is at Day’s ... Click to Keep Reading ...

  • September 24, 1941 Hello Darling September 24, 1941 Hello Darling

    Honey I will try to make you a good wife so we will be happy. Of course we don’t know each others disposition. ... Click to Keep Reading ...

  • September, 29 1941 Dear Abb September, 29 1941 Dear Abb

    I received the package Sat. I was excited as a child on Christmas morning, they were lovely. I like to wear beads. And ... Click to Keep Reading ...

  • September, 29 1941 Dear Pauline September, 29 1941 Dear Pauline

    It will be just like going to heaven when we come in to home port and I can see you. We will never ... Click to Keep Reading ...

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