I am going to take a break from commentary today. So just enjoy the letter!
[September 3, 1942]
I hope the first letter I wrote is well on the way by now. It’s a relief to be able to write even though you probably haven’t received the first yet. Went into town again today and bought a local history book and a local newspaper. Couldn’t read much of the newspaper however. I’m wondering if you sent my letters air mail. Haven’t received but 5 since I left San Francisco. We can’t find out when mail comes in or goes out. I hope ours has gone out by now-The first we wrote.
Have you made arrangements to have your mother or someone to work for you? If not better do that right away. This may get there long after the time but never the less I’ve thought about it lots.
Now for a while we have a phonograph with lots of records and good records-we really
(page 2) enjoy those. Many are operas which I know John would like real well. In fact I think he has some of them.
I’m looking around today another fellow and I saw two churches, one a protestant and one Catholic. We went in both of course it being a weekday no services were going on but the fixtures, architecture, etc. were rather unique. The whole trip that we took was really enjoyable and a better description will have to come later.
Lentz and I have been separated but we hope to get together again in a few days. I haven’t seen him now since leaving San Francisco.
It’s still hard to write and be restricted even though up to now our mail has gone out (from here at least) with only our own censors.
I don’t get into town every day so can’t mail a letter that often but will as often as possible.
P.S. In case you didn’t get my letter asking for the stamps-be sure to send some-There is a shortage here.