21 Sept. 45
Probably will have time to write before the regular weekly inspection. Inspection is always held here on Fri. PM. That is the word inspection – they don’t have personnel inspection here only every 3-4 months – I’ve been here for one so maybe will miss the next one.
There has been no new news on orders – navy policy, etc., since yesterday. So we just sit and wait and expect. I think I told you I was going out to Stanich’s again tonite for dinner. I feel I should take them out to dinner someplace one of these days but I don’t know where to take them. We will see about that as “time marches on.”
[page 2] The party last night was about what one would expect. I went to the show afterwards but it was rotten – something about “Wild Geese Flying.” The guest of honor was a Lt. Cmdr. Nurse and I think she was properly “recepted.” I’d say she is near 50 and looks the part very much. She used to be at Great Lakes while I was there so when she talked with me I put on the dog and reminded her that we were “old shipmates.” I’m not just sure what I mean by old but I don’t think she caught the word at least her eyebrow didn’t twitch when I said old. She and I were quite a bit alike – neither of us
[page 3] danced – we just let that to the younger generation. I always say I like to see the younger set enjoy themselves, they always seem so “gay” as digger might put it.
The ship’s service have some very nice pursers here – alligator hide. They are supposed to be very, very good. The prices range from $25.00 up. Now would you be interested in one at that price? If so tell me about the color – size, shape, etc. Or if you can suggest some other articles – you know your birthday. That seems a little high for a purse since possibly styles change but
[page 4] if you think you could trust my judgment in selection and want to part with that much “doe.”
I sometimes wonder if this ship service here isn’t on a regular civilian price scale. They sell a little bag of peanuts for 25₵ which I believe can be bought for 19₵ at any cut rate drug store.
Well, I guess I don’t have to buy anything there if I don’t want to.
It is almost time for that inspection to come off so must get out and go over the ward and see if everything is in A1 condition.
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