I never quite know where my grandfather’s letters will take me. Today, I’m learning a bit about Sam “Slammin’ Sammy” Snead, the professional golfer. I am rather of my grandfather’s opinion on the whole subject. I don’t really like sports and I don’t spend my time following them. I love his attitude towards golf. I’m sure we have all had the stereotypical picture in our mind of our doctor, playing golf on his day off. I guess my grandfather broke the mold on that one. My only exception for watching sports is during the Olympics. I will watch sports for 2 weeks every two years and then I’m done. This case is no different. I’m sure if I knew who Sam Snead was and if I was an avid sports fan, watching him play would be quite the treat. Dr. Lentz was most likely of that opinion. But how cool is it that my grandfather got to watch this golf legend play (even though he didn’t appreciate it).
Didn’t get a letter today- I suppose it got mixed up in the mail at least I hope there is nothing wrong that you couldn’t write.
We are having some pretty hot weather down here at present. So far it has been very cool at nights but the days are really hot + sticky.
We went out and watched Sammy Snead¹, a professional golfer play a little this Eve. He was giving lessons. He is now in the navy and of course must give the lessons free. Somehow I don’t care anything for golf anymore-seems to me that it’s a waste of time and energy. Just as well walk and give up the hitting of the ball ever so often. Dr. Lentz seems to get a big kick out of it, was talking about buying a new set of clubs for $30², but then he doesn’t have any dependants to speak of etc.
Mrs. E. finally told me last night that she found the boxᶟ you left. She almost threw it away thinking it was an empty box. She got a letter from Dorothy. She said
(page 2) she was going to answer both your letters before long.
Today is the first day in eleven days that anyone got orders. He had been here about the same length of time that I have been. He was sent to the Panama Canal Zone.
Well, it’s time to go eat.
- Samuel Jackson Snead was a professional golfer who served in the Navy from 1942-1945. He was known as “Slammin’ Sammy” for his perfect swing. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Snead
- $30 for a set of clubs! Amazing, but my grandfather was correct, Dr. Lentz didn’t have any children so he probably had a little more disposable income.
- When my grandmother and Dorothy Krull left Norfolk, they left a present for Mrs. Evans. At this point, it has been over two weeks since they left. I wonder what was in the box?