Aug. 29, 1945
San Fran. (12)
No mail today – It must be the Sunday. No mail blank from Kentland. So possibly I’ll get two letters tomorrow.
I didn’t get the invite out to dinner as I thought last night but did for tonite. He is coming to pick me up at 1800. I wanted to eat here and save the points and work but he insisted so I’ll see what gives.
I wanted to find out the low down on the insurance I carry in the Navy so went to the insurance officer and found he was a good Indiana man – used to work out of Indianapolis – so we had quite a chat – he advised keeping up the Navy insurance and told me how much I’d have to pay, etc. I’m keeping the figures so that that can be done if & when. This, that I have now is term insurance and will have to be converted before 1950 so maybe that will give time to catch the breath after the war is over and
[page 2] should say after I get home. But all the insurance stuff can wait only I was just checking to see what sort of an investment it would be. It’s the first chance I’d had to talk with anyone who knew.
I finally got a letter off to the folks. Wrote it last night and mailed it this morning. The show last night was a stinker again. Tonight’s show is Captain Eddie but I’ll not get back in time and anyway I don’t think I’d care much to go. Sounds funny hearing me write of the shows – you’d think I was a great movie fan.
I’m about half way thru my latest Charlie Chan book but I just read that a few hours in the eve – just before bed time.
I told the officer in ships service that I’d take that watch for $34.00 but by meeting these other fellows I may get one at a better bargain. I’m to find out tonite. They have plenty of watches but I’m afraid of the brand. Most of them I’d never heard of before.
Just taking on a coke – Jr. decided that
[page 3] for us. Someday I’ll write an essay on that subject.
Right now we are very low on patients and not much doing but one never knows – one hour from now we may be full and overflowing. If our present rate of outgoing keeps up and the present rate of incoming keeps up I’ll be out of a job.
We hear the point system discussed pro & con very frequently and we know that it must be changed if anyone is to get out – Many of the Dr. around here would have to be in 3-4 years to meet the points and if the Navy is to be cut down like the papers say it would be composed of only doctors – and off hand that would be a decided mistake – I wonder sometimes.
I guess the boys will be starting to school before long. I’m not sure whether that will be a help or a hindrance as far as David is concerned. I looked again and I find I don’t have one single picture of any of you. I’d like one of each if possible.
[page 4] There don’t seem to be too much Old Salt around here. I can’t even get up a good game of A.D. I’ve taught one fellow how to play but he hasn’t been able to beat me so my instructions haven’t been too good or else I improved in teaching him. Most of the men in the B.O.Q. are just beginners and are a little timid or are studying pretty much – in fact I think they are what one might call “eager beavers” up to now. Possibly they will get more careless as they grow older in the service. There is one boy here who interned in K.C. General and there is a Dr. here from Kansas City. I have to be a little careful when I’m around them for they think that place in 4-O.
Well, I’ve about run down but I can still say lots of love from
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