Army Life – Lad and Marian’s Plans for Texarkana – January 7, 1944

Just before Christmas Lad was shipped from South Pasadena, California to Texarkana, Texas. Marian plans to follow him as soon as possible.

Blog - 2013.10.31 - Lad and Marian's Army Life - Wedding Pictures - Jan., 1944

1416 Stratford Ave.

South Pasadena, Calif.

Friday –

1/7/44

Dear Dad –

As you can see, my stationery arrived and I can’t start using it soon enough. I think it is darling, Dad – thank you so very much.

Alfred Peabody Guion and Marian (Irwin) Guion on their wedding day, November 14, 1943 (Marian is wearing a dark green outfit). This is taken in the back yard of Marian’s parent’s home, where the reception was held.

I’m enclosing some of the pictures we took on the day of our wedding. These were printed from Kodachrome colored slides – that’s why there is such a definite contrast of black and white – but it will give you a little idea of how we looked on that very momentous occasion. (I have never seen a black and white picture of their wedding so I have no idea where these pictures are.) All the pictures haven’t gotten back from the printers yet. We have some of Mom and Dad with us that I’d like you to see. As soon as we get them I’ll send them to you –

Lad forwarded one of your letters to me this week, Dad. In it you mentioned that Ced was planning to go back via Los Angeles so that he could stop by and see us. Is he still planning to do so? Lad isn’t here, of course, but I’d love to have Ced stop by and say “hello” anyway. We don’t have a phone here at our house. Our landlady could take any message however, she lives right in front of us – Sycamore 9 – 5588 or my office phone is Sycamore 9 – 1333, if Ced wants to phone. I’d love to hear from him.

We had a Board meeting Thursday night and I asked to be released from my contract. They were simply swell about it so I am leaving Camp Fire Girls on February 1st. I don’t mind in the least. My main objective is to get to Lad just as soon as I possibly can – ‘cause I’m sort of lost without him, Dad. A very important person in my life just isn’t here so I don’t like it here anymore!

I enjoy your letters so much Dad. I’m almost certain I know every one of you. My love and best wishes to everyone –

As always,

Marian

Tomorrow, another letter from Marian to the family in Trumbull.  

Judy Guion

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