Thursday, April 5, 1945
As it stands now, and I don’t see how it can change, I’ll leave my happy home here and go to work at S. Camp and I mean work. It’ll still (be) ed. recon. but there’s more to do there and probably less time off.
In order to keep receiving mail I think you’d better start writing to Med. Det. Station Hosp., South Camp, Hood, Texas starting about Sun. or Monday. I’ll probably leave Monday or Tue. This, I hope won’t interfere with my laundry and getting paid. Thanks for the dollar. I can certainly use it.
I got your first 2 letters sent up here again. Dad I don’t see how brains can get me out of this now. Even all the cadre-men (all sergeants) pleaded with the capt. saying I was necessary up here. (they meant I was necessary to play ping-pong with-we play team matches all day long-but it sounded good anyway).
Thanks for the books. I’ll let you know when I want them. When I’m sure of staying put for at least a few days.
I asked a Lt. about that ed-recond. school and he said that he hadn’t heard anything more about it, but if they do, I’ll probably go.
Et Lane(Aion) sent me a very enjoyable, funny letter and I was very surprised to hear that Mickey is in France. She said it as if she thought I knew it-I had no idea. Why doesn’t somebody tell me these things? She also said, and I shall quote “How about letting us know what you’d like to have. (Sorry-we can’t send her by mail)” unquote and I say what is this, a conspiracy? Can’t I carry on my own romances without the whole family butting in. I even got a “man to man” letter from Herb. I feel like a prize goldfish. It seems that everybody knows what’s going on, except me.
Lee and I’ll probably go to the big city of Gatesville tonite. I have some clothes at the dry cleaners.
Oh well, I blabbed enough,