Oct 22, 1950
Dear Mom & Dad;
I sure am happy. I got your letter yesterday. It did me more good than all the shots they gave me. I would rather get a small note from real often, than get a long one far apart. I didn’t write you yesterday because the mail master quits saturday until Monday Morning.
I went to the show here last nite. I’m going again tonite. It costs 24¢
I slept until 6:30 this morning. Some luxary. Didn’t have to sweep, mopp or make my bed.
I get Saturday afternoon and Sunday off unless I draw a detail. I’m sure I can get off Christmas. It sure would be swell
I miss my home & parents very much. I sure do. There is a roomer that we might be in just 10 months. That would be much better. Our barracks passed inspection Sat. Our Duffle bags have to be hung on a nail. Guess what? Five minutes before the officer came in, my nail bent and the bag went on the floor. I put a new nail in just in time to be called to attention. “Close call.”
Some of the guys got drunk at the P.X. last nite. Most everyone drinks, but me. I have had 1 can that’s all.
Well chums, till then
P.S. Keep the mail man busy, I”ll see you Christmas-I hope.