January 9, 1964
I have put the letters from Venezuela in order of the dates written. The following letter was written on January 9, 1964. Warren had only been in Cabimas a few days when he wrote this letter.
Well, I've worked four days now and believe me I've got a big job ahead of me. So far I have four men working for me. One of them is my "caporal" which is a foreman. I am going to have quite a few more a little later. By the way, your old man is the instrument foreman. How about that? I have every bit of the instrumentation on the job and it's got more instruments than what we had at Diamond. So wish me luck. Are you proud of me? First time, you know. Daddy is one of the pipe foremans, but my job is a whole lot bigger and I'll have more men.I sure miss you, Baby. If you only knew how much. I miss you and the boys. I knew someday I would need somebody and that somebody is you. I love you very much.They can say what they want to about the United States, but it's the best place there is. I don't do anything but eat, sleep and work. I haven't put on any dress clothes since I've been here. Don't even need them, but I didn't know.It takes about 30 minutes by boat to get to the platform. I leave at 6:30 a.m. and am at work at 7:00 a.m. I leave work at 4:00 p.m.Well, Baby, doggone it. I can't think of anything else to tell you except how much I love you and that could go on forever. So I'll close for now loving you very much. I think you know that. I'm going to write Donny a little letter, so I will close for now.
Loving you always. Warren