I have a couple more undated letters from my grandfather. These two have identical postmarks of September 10th, 1942, but I think they were written a few days before. I am posting this letter first because there has been a slight gap in the letters. My grandfather mentions this right in the first paragraph. His second letter mentions going to church that day. In 1942, Sunday fell on September 6th. So it may be possible that these letters were written earlier than I originally thought since I had been going by the postmarks. Luckily, the letter following these two is dated. I will no longer have to wonder. I will be posting the second of these two letters tomorrow.
[undated, written between September 3rd-10th , 1942]
Due to a shift in post office conditions I have been unable to write for a few days but that will be corrected shortly I hope.
We are now “sorta” located and by way of comparison the cabin we had in Wisconsin last year was pretty good. We are here four in a tent with “hot and” cold running water some distance up the hill. Each of us has a 3 gallon bucket for our very own. The bugler blows each AM around 6:00 and I think that means to get up at least it seems impossible to sleep after that. This outing is a little different than one expected but there is nothing that will be too hard on us. Just
(Page 2) a little hard on our pride. The food is good and plenty of it.
So far I haven’t received any mail from home but those letters I mentioned before. Maybe we’ll get some in a month or two.
So far I haven’t seen Dr. Lentz but I understand he will be here in a day or two. I have some of his clothing he with my things and it makes it rather crowded.
I’ll be writing again more often than in the last day or two I hope-