1942 Aug. 23
Camp Swift (Tex.) - Will meet Judy at Hotel Driskill between 7 and 8.
Send his address at Fort Custer.
1943 May 30
Camp Wolters (Tex.) - Looking forward as the wedding date nears.
1945 June 20
Germany - Congratulations on the anniversary.
1946 Feb. 12
Lugano (Switzerland) - Sending home a Swiss watch that cost nearly his whole allowance.
1943 June 9
Camp Wolters (Tex.) - Has purchased his train ticket to come up for the wedding; arranged an apartment in Mineral Wells. Heading out to Hell's Bottom for rigorous training under fire.
Newspaper article announcing the engagement of Joe Langland and Judy Wood.
1942 Sept. 5
Camp Swift (Tex.) - Reminiscing of past and Judy. "I find that all my childhood memories have sharpened themselves on the edge of war, and this rather simple, rhythmic poem packs a a punch of sharp recognition, I believe this is as it ought to be, now that I am gradually waking to much that civilian ease allowed me to sleep through."
1942 May 2
Blair (Nebr.) - Spring. Attended meeting of the Society for the Preservation of Scandinavian Culture. Now that he has been paid, he will purchase a print o Grant Wood's Woman with plant for his mother. Plans to record some of his poems on the college's expensive recording machine.
1942 May 22
Blair (Nebr.) - End of the school year: "Though I am almost broke, I have cleared myself of the world; I have a year of fine experience in college behind me, and the best recommendation from the school here. It all adds up to a little 'hope' for continuation of work after the Duration." Invitation to join the faculty at Iowa if h does not go into the service: "But right now, it's the w... more