Aug. 31, 1945
The mail deliveries here seem to be only one step ahead (only) of foreign deliveries. Your letter written Sun. & Mon. just arrived I mean just the one letter. The Sunday with the completed issue as of Mon. We have only one delivery and that means if a letter gets into S.F. after about 0700 it will not be delivered until the next day. My friend the (jg) who went to Med. school in Canada received a letter from his girlfriend written on the 28th and mailed at 11 PM that night. He received that today also. Anyway I can look forward to Tue., Wed., Thur. & Fri. letters which are now on the way.
The two main issues of your letters have already been discussed, and I presume are satisfactory. I mean to a certain degree. I mean we both agree on the oil instillation and the other – the petition I have written my feelings on that. I don’t believe a petition would be of any value whatever and it could be a little against me so don’t be
[page 2] too enthused about that. One of the Drs. said he had heard on the radio that the army was going to discharge 13,000 out of 45,000 so the navy will have to do likewise before too very long. The reason I think a petition would do no good is because I can count several here just like me – age, dependents, length of service, rank, etc. If one could get out that easy what would keep the others because you know there isn’t a one but who could get a petition – so that’s that.
You mentioned D. picture – sure hope you send some of all. I don’t know how I missed getting them. I’ve looked thru all my pockets thinking maybe we had put them there but no soap.
I’m writing this at my room. I hurried up here with my laundry. It all came back and they seem to do a good job. 2 shirts, 3 trunks, 2 undershirts, 1 hank, and 6 pr. of socks, total 75₵. It is a little high but it is pretty good service.
It is time for me to get back to the ward so
lots of Love
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“One of the Drs. said he had heard on the radio that the army was going to discharge 13,000 out of 45,000 so the navy will have to do likewise before too very long.” It boggles the mind to think of all the complications involved in managing and moving so many people. And no computers!
“I’ve looked thru all my pockets thinking maybe we had put them there but no soap.” No soap: an idiom from the 1940s I guess.