Sept. 10, 1945
Well is seems the plans are going along on schedule. I’m to leave here on Sept. 12 at around 1000 – should be around the Lakes about Sat. noon but that isn’t very definite. I’ll wire you on the way. My roommate has an apartment in Chicago and his wife is here so she is writing them telling them to let us have their place. Does that sound OK? Or are you planning on coming into Chi.? Of course you won’t be able to get me an answer here but I’ll try to call en route. I don’t know how many layovers we
[page 2] will have because I think probably this is a special military train and they probably do not make the regular stops but I can at least send a wire. I think the best plan would be to meet me at the North W. depot or some such place and then get a hotel or that apartment. I don’t know what the address is, or Evanston, etc. I know I’m trying to take all this in my hands and not giving you any chance to say but I want to see you even if I can’t see the boys and I’m afraid I might not get enough time to come down and it would be dreadful to be pestered by those patients clear across the country and
[page 3] then have to turn around not seeing you. Think the whole plan out and when I call tell me what you can do best. It would be such a hard trip to try to bring the boys up. You wouldn’t get much of a rest, but maybe our good friends won’t want to keep them. Do the best you can Dear and I hope you do get some rest or at least a change in the few hours we will be together. I’ll write again tomorrow if anything turns up. Bring a little money. My Khaki cap. My bath robe.
The new point system doesn’t seem to help out much. I’ll still have to spend about 10 mo. in this man’s navy, but maybe
[page 4] there will be another change sometime in the future. In fact there are darn few around here that it does affect. Some of the fellows have as much as 3-4-5 years.
Well, I’ll write tomorrow but I’ll call or wire in the meantime
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“it would be dreadful to be pestered by those patients clear across the country and then have to turn around not seeing you.” We can tell he was fed up with the Navy!