Dec. 8, 1942
We have had only a very few small showers today so I took the opportunity to clean up shave took a bath and changed clothes – and right after that a fellow come along and wanted to the take our pictures so even the picture should smell fine. Got a letter today dated Nov. 6 and you were very evasive I two places – First you said there was a woman getting a permanent who owed $22 and how do you suppose I should know who that was, and Second why tell me all about the package and then not tell what’s there oh – that’s OK. I like surprises. So in that letter there was a surprise because you didn’t tell me and then when the box comes there will be another (Thanks). I’d forgotten about the uniform money until you mentioned it. I suppose the stuff will never come, at least it seems that way.
I keep breaking down and buying
[page 2] a little writing paper ever so often thinking that each batch will be enough until that which you sent arrives but no such luck. The packages just don’t come. I think they are holding them for surprises.
No the Commission hasn’t arrived as yet but that is OK. I can get along without it now so don’t worry. It’s a discharge I’m looking for if you get what I mean – don’t take that too serious, however it’s still true but I don’t want it until the thing is over.
I’m sending a box with some empty shells and a small match box full with some of those cat’s eyes I was telling you about yesterday. I think one of those set for a ring would be fine or ear bobs – You don’t have to now if you don’t want to but I’m just sending them to get them out of my pockets. I just carried them there as a habit and that sorta polished them also.
I believe I forgot to mention the
[page 3]Noumeanina money I sent. I think that was one frank and that is worth about 2 ½ cents now. It was much more before the war. Imagine buying something for 5¢ and giving a dollar bill and getting a basket full of stuff like that. They have larger bills or notes and I have had several but the 20’s and 50’s are large about 2 times the size of our dollar bills and I don’t like to carry them around. I have a few pieces of metal money but I forgot to include them in this box. So will in the next.
I sent 10 yens – Jap money – in a letter some time ago. You have hardly had time to report on that yet. I’m just repeating. And I certainly am glad you write every day because it increases my chances of mail. Some of the fellows write a little on a letter each day and then mail it about once each week but I think If I write each day the mail will be more regular for you. And if the boys write at different
[page 4] times it will increase my chances. I suppose though when one wants to write the other does also. David I guess doesn’t say much about writing yet. You keep telling me about his formula. It’s been so long I wouldn’t know if the formula was correct or not but that weight business 5-7 ounces is still correct and if he isn’t as big as others OK. Just so he gets his vitamins and orange juice etc. And he is about ready for pablum. If I were home I’d write to Mead Johnson for samples. You might have one of the druggist drop a hint to Mead Johnson and I’m almost certain they would send you a supply. Either Boonie or the fellow at Art’s would do so. Especially the pablum and cod liver oil.
Well, I’ll save the space in case mail comes – but in case I forget –
P.S. No further mail and no new developments
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