Navy Receiving Hosp.
San Francisco (12) Calif.
I’m here but can’t give any further word than that at the moment. It is now approximately 6 PM, and I’m about ready to make my phone call. I haven’t signed in as yet because I didn’t get my bags with my orders, etc., until a short time ago, and of course, couldn’t do that until I had all those.
The hospital is within San Francisco itself, I would say about 50 blocks from downtown. There are several
[page 2] fellows here just like me and all wondering what is going on. Many of them have been out of the country and I understand the point system don’t apply to medical men. That last isn’t official but I’ll find out in the AM.
Francis Kenney is here waiting also. Right at present he is gone on temporary duty with a draft of men to Virginia but will be back in a few days.
I met an officer whose
[page 3] wife lives in Springfield, Ill., and we more or less “palled” on the train. He knew some body in the main office here and he called and found where the hospital was so all I had to do was hop a street car and come out.
This is just a new place and they are providing quarters for the officers so it looks as if all I have to pay is .25 per meal per day and rent free – but I imagine there will be some sort of a laundry charge later on.
The fog of the bay is now
[page 4] drifting in and it seems the cool of the evening is upon us, but there is a gas burner in the room and things should be OK.
I don’t know where I’ll find a phone nor do I know where to mail this and I don’t have any air mail stamps. You know all my troubles now so I’ll try to mail this and find a phone and write more tomorrow –
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I love your Uncle David’s comments on these letters. (Uncle, right?)
I couldn’t help but think, “Here they go again…”
Actually David is my father! And I so love his comments. It’s a great way to get his involvement in the project and tease out bits of family info I would have never thought to ask if I was doing an interview.
That is great! I would love it if I could get my dad to read my blog. I wonder why I thought he was your uncle…? 😉
“.. all I had to do was hop a street car….” “The fog of the bay is now drifting in and it seems the cool of the evening is upon us….” Nice. 🙂