August 2, 1964
Warren was in Venezuela. From a previous letter, you may remember that this was his first time in a foreign country. As years go by, memories of exact dates slip my mind. I thought the boys and I were in Venezuela by this time, but evidently we were not. I will have to dig up my old passport and look at the dates.
Well, here it is Saturday. I just finished taking a bath. The water was warm for about four minutes. The sun gets it hot about this time during the day, so this is the only time I get a warm bath. Don't think I will ever be able to take a cold bath and enjoy it.Got a letter from you yesterday, that you wrote on the 3rd. and I got it on the 7th. Four days - that's not bad. It's the one telling me about you getting my check. They must not have taken the $100 out of it that I borrowed when I left. That income tax is not the United States tax, it's the Venezuelan tax. I'll have to pay the U.S. taxes when I get home. Baby, I know that you are doing the best you can with the money, so don't worry about it. Just do whatever you think best. I left you in pretty bad shape. I just don't want you to worry about what I think. I know you're not blowing it. Hell, buy you some clothes if you get a chance. It's your money as much as it is mine. I'm working for all of you, you know. Just do the best you can, that's all anybody can do.That part you wrote in your letter about waiting for me, even 10 years. I liked that, Baby. It means a lot to me, to know that. I would gladly wait for you that long if I had to. I love you and only you. Nobody can change that. You are as much a part of me as my body is itself. I trust you. If I didn't, I wouldn't live with you.Well, I'm going to take a nap now. I'll write some more tomorrow. Can't mail this until Monday anyway.Sunday. Well, I talked to you yesterday. It made me feel real good to hear your voice. Darling, it won't be too long. I don't ever want to be away from you again. Anytime you feel like calling, do so. It might help make the time go a little faster. Just don't worry about me and I'll be home before you know it.Here's something you can try for Mike's asthma. Go buy a full-blooded Chiuaua puppy. I know it's misspelled, you know a dog like Momma's. It's got to be full-blooded. Make it sleep with Mike and be around him all the time. Constantly. I mean sleep with him all the time. Make it learn to be around him on its own. It has been proven that this will take the asthma away. So try it. If it doesn't work, we've got ourselves a dog Okay?Well, Darling, I'm gonna go eat now, so I'll close. Kiss the boys for me and I wish I could kiss you. I love you with all my heart. Just remember that. I love you, I love you.
Love you all the way, Warren