January 12, 1964
You can tell from this letter that Warren is really experiencing something new.
Hi Baby, Donny & Mike,
Here I am again. Just returned from the movies. Now that's something you ought to see. You sit outside on old wooden chairs. They are mostly American, but they have Spanish writing all over the screen. There's something the matter with the sound so you don't hear very much and film breaks every now and then. Really first class! Oh, and another thing, it cost 3 Bs to get in (67 1/2 cents). And there's a guy that walks around hollering snow cones and another hollering hot tamales. The people around here let their kids run all over the place naked as a jay bird. They have no windows in their shacks and no furniture. They sleep in hammocks. That is, most of them. You just couldn't believe it. Do you know what the cheapest thing here is? Medicine! Yesterday I got a shot and some pills (I have a terrible head cold) and it cost me 6.75 Bs, which is about $2.00. I got the shot and the pills at the drug store. Damnest place I have ever seen.How are my boys? Kiss them right now for me. Sure miss having them around, not to mention you. Sure hope you all are alright. You be sure to write because all I can think about is how much I love you and need you. They'll never take that away.The job here is doing fine, but it's not easy. I have a lot of things to keep up with. This is really good experience for me and I am a foreman, but I miss you. You are worth more than any old job. You and the boys make everything worthwhile.Well, it's after 10:00 and 5:00 comes quickly, so I'll close for now.Honey, I love you and only you and I think about you all the time. Everyday I run to see if I have a letter, but I haven't gotten one yet. Well, goodnite Baby. I love you very much. Tell everyone hello.
Love you always. Warren