Robert D. Davis



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World War, 1939-1945; Letter writing; United States. Army


Davis tells his parents about his Christmas and New Years plans. On the 18th Davis, Brady, and Sonner went to the Hunting Lodge. He mentions that they are going again on the 20th.


19 December 1945

Ingolstadt a/D

Dear Folks:

Odd, but I have gotten to where I can enjoyably write a letter only on the typewriter. It’s a test of will power I’m gonna write this one, in full view of the machine.

Arrangements are being made for a nice Christmas and New Years celebration. Parties are being arranged for both days, which should be quite jolly. On New Year’s Eve we plan to have a nice little Ball at Runte’s: the Runte’s and the Schmuckers, who are coming up now from Munich, Brady and brother, Haves and I, and Keller. We’ll dance and see the old year out at the Runte’s house, and at about 2 in the morning we’ll finish up at the Hunting Lodge, where we’ll sleep.

Someone has been coming in the Hunting Lodge in the intervals we aren’t there, and sleeping. We wonder who it is, but really don’t much care, since they cleaned up. For example, a big mess of dirty dishes etc that we left after the last party there, and left it looking spic and span. So, if they’ll just continue to be so nice about it we’ll not make any strenuous efforts to catch them in the act.

Last night Sonner and Brady and I went out to the Hunting Lodge. It was a fantas-tically lovely picture—snow, dark fir forests, the moon first coming up, and the twinkling lights of the village. Its the moon was just coming up the tree shadows stretched 100 yards over the fields.

We’re going out to the House again Thurs. (20 Dec) evening.

Love, Bob

Letter from Ingolstadt, 1945 December 19


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