Aug. 22, 1945
San Francisco (12)
I see by the date that this is John’s birthday. Hope he got the little present I sent him.
I’m writing this shortly after noon day chow – so I can mail it as I leave at 4:30 although I could come back at night since we live only on the hill and the P.O. is not far away.
Before I forget – I wish you would mail my gold braid and the two gold buttons from that cap I have at home. I couldn’t
[page 2] wear blues or whites either since I don’t have that for my white cap cover. I don’t plan on going anyplace but when it comes my time to go on the draft I’ll have to wear blues I suppose. So send them right away. Just take off that gold band on the cap bill and the two gold buttons on the side. If they will you might air mail them. Then later when you have more time you had better send those khaki pants and that shirt because if I have to go out I’ll have to have them. These grays will not do any good since they have to be dry
[page 3] cleaned. If I remember that pair of pants & shirt were pretty dirty – just throw them in the bendix and don’t press them, at least not the pants. There is a laundry on the base here with pretty good service so I can have them done here.
I thought I was going to the show last night but we got in a draft of patients and that was off but maybe I can go tonight – The show is “Cabin in the Sky” with Rochester & Ethel Waters – Maybe that will help pass the time. I started reading the “Case of the Sleep Walker’s Niece” by E. Stanley Gardner last
[page 4] night and just got to the first murder when it was time to turn in.
I haven’t received any mail as yet but hardly expected any since you possibly didn’t write since before Mon. Tue. morning.
It has been so cold here – seems like the middle of winter – about 10:00 PM the fog comes in and from then on until morning one nearly freezes. We have a gas heater in each room and believe me it feels good to have that on before going to bed and in the AM. I just turned the heat off in my office a short time ago – must stop –
Lots of Love
You can download a copy the book The Case of the Sleepwalker’s Niece here, a Perry Mason mystery which was adapted into an episode of the show in 1957.
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Love that movie preview. I’ve not heard of that movie. I don’t think Lena Horne ever aged! LOL! I think I’ve seen probably just about every Perry Mason show on TV! 🙂
“…just got to the first murder when it was time to turn in.” 🙂
Roscoe was a great fan of the E. Stanley Gardner Perry Mason novels. And we watched the TV episodes together.
“It has been so cold here – seems like the middle of winter – ” As Mark Twain remarked, “It’s always April in San Francisco.”
Great movie clip, i.e., the preview.