You will note both Sun. & Mon. letters. It seems a number of events kept me from mailing the Sun. letter as I planned. In the first I found that the only mail out on Sun. is 0830 and then I thought I could mail it the first thing this AM but I was rudely called at 0645 to meet a ship bringing in patients. I really wasn’t on that duty but it seems there were several ships so I was called and hence the two letters in one.
I got patients from 2 ships. They always have a band at the pier to play and of course there is lots of yelling – cat calls, etc. The boys are all pretty glad to be back – strange but true.
Since we had several ships in this AM we are a little busy this PM in fact there are several coming in and out as I’m writing but Junior is taking care of them so I can get this finished.
Mrs. Stanich is bringing Jeff over to have his eyes examined. I’m supposed to meet them at the gate and show them where to go.
[page 2] Your letter of the 20th came this AM and one from Mom. She said they would have driven up had they known but as it stands I guess we didn’t know. I’m wondering if you’d like me [to] come home again on one of those drafts. With our increase in patients we will have more drafts and there has been two since I came so maybe in a week or two I’ll be coming that way again. I’ll try to let you know ahead of time and plan on meeting you at the gate just like we did before – we can write of that later however.
Well, I think I’d better help a little and then get this to the P.O.
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“I got patients from 2 ships. They always have a band at the pier to play and of course there is lots of yelling – cat calls, etc. The boys are all pretty glad to be back – strange but true.” This is a nice glimpse of what it was like….rather than people just filing off the ships.