Dec. 24, 1942
I’m writing this in a little of a hurry and of all times but it’s this way. Dr. Porterfield gave Fred and I the P.M. off as a sort of a Christmas present and we went out driving, went up th to find the Lontz boy. He was getting ready for supper. He is the mess Sargent Sgt and I suppose has to do with the planning – and tomorrow seems to be a busy day for the food fixers. Then we had some work to do when we got back and it’s almost time for the Christmas program and after that the show. So you see why the hurry. It’s going to be a funny Christmas
[page 2] Eve – hot and away but I at least got to see someone from home. Even if we did miss our evening chow we can stand it as we should have turkey tomorrow. If I have time I’ll write more of our trip later but it’s time to be going now.
Just back from the show – was a Japanese-Chinese story which was supposed to build up moral or something. We also had News – It was grand of things happening in the world and then about the last one was one of the happenings of the boys at a fourth of July Celebration. So that isn’t bad News at Christmas that happened
[page 3]one the Fourth.
Well, this is the time of the year when apart we should and rightly so be a little more sentimental but I’d rather not think or write of that now because that absolutely will not help matters now. So keep the chin up and and remember how I feel about you and the family and I know how you feel about me – So God bless you and the boys during this season and keep smiling even though it isn’t is hard to do.
Our time isn’t the same here as there but the same Christmas Eve is present
[page 4] here now as you will have there in a few hours to come. We’ll just say as they do in the basketball games Just wait until next year. Our celebration consists of a Christmas tree a show some peanuts, candy and turkey for dinner tomorrow we hope.
So again may I say a Merry Christmas and what will please me most is to know that you are happy. Happy as can be under the circumstances.
Lots of love, believe me
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