I'm a bit down in the mouth today because of what Churchill said about the war lasting until next Spring. So if you run across any more cheerful predictions and if they sound credible maybe you'd better send them on to me to bolster my morale. Otherwise I'm quite all right. Some of that Christmas candy and stuff would taste good right now - with this coldish weather here. If my last letter to you was heavily censored it was because first we were told we could say a certain thing - then told later we couldn't! You have coming to you, from my pay, the following sums: $75.00, $25.00, and $45.00. I think you'll get them, sooner or later. Evelyn is sending me a Bible. A very good idea, I say. I believe I'm much more religious than I was before.
I love you very much. Melvin.