Saturday, December 9, 1944
Just like a little baby, I can proudly say that I took my first steps today. With the major’s permission I walked without crutches or brace. Of course I still use the brace for long distances but for around the ward, I’m free! When I asked him this morning, he smiled and sayed, “Sure, you can put some weight on it now.” So, I ups and walks, not too gracefully or smoothly, but I walks. So now it’s practically in the bag that I’ll be home for New Years, or sooner if I wish.
Last nite after seeing Abbott and Costello in “Lost in a Harem,” which was very funny, we came in for the last act of a swell USO show that will tour the wards for a few days. This afternoon I’m going to see “Buck Benny Rides Again” with Jack Benny and probably see a basketball game tonite. So you see I’m very busy, with Physio in the morning and entertainment in the afternoons and nites.
I finished my wrist band and even if I say so myself, it’s not bad. The idea is radical, but it works.[see sketch in letter]
It’s all of dark brown leather which looks very nice with the gold of the watch. Also the whole thing didn’t cost a red cent. I picked the leather out of the scrap basket and I was given the lacing.
Well, that’s all,