9 Feb. 1946
Hope the Navy thinks the Doctor has enough points to have released him by now. Civilian life seems good even though we don’t have an income at present. The Navy released me on the 5th of October and we parted ways on 22 November when my terminal leave was finished.
I am in dental school at the U. of M. now. Tried it once before but had to leave because of money. This time Uncle Sam promises to give me nearly enough money to see me through so if I don’t make it there will be only one reason. Gross anatomy at present is making me wonder if I will be here much longer. Do you have any intention of taking any refresher courses, doctor?
We were joined by a daughter on the 30th of December. She weighed in at 7 lb. 10 ½ oz. and now weighs 10 lb. She seems
[page 2] to be in good health. Jane is doing well but the diaper business is keeping her plenty busy. As yet I have not done any of it except to change one and then I was so slow that Pamela lost patience with me.
Best of health to all of you
Jane, Jay & Pamela
©2016 copyright owned and transcribed by Deborah Sweeney
Post originally found: https://genealogylady.net/2016/07/27/orrin-jay-van-syoc/
This is my dad. It was wonderful to see his handwriting again. I am the daughter mentioned
How wonderful! Did your dad become a dentist?
“Gross anatomy at present is making me wonder if I will be here much longer.” LOL That’s what ended my medical career when I was a teenager!
“As yet I have not done any of it except to change one and then I was so slow that Pamela lost patience with me.” Whoever came up with the idea that women are the weaker sex?