Feb. 27, 44
Dear Mom and Folks,
Rec'd your v. mail of the 14th last evening but they hadn't photographed it because you had written over the border. This is some of that paper you sent to me at Wheeler. I'd just as soon have a letter as a card or valentine. I wouldn't know Jim Kramer if I did see him and I don't think he would car to see me. I saw Warren at the Clfd. Game when I was home so he must have came in my same convoy. I haven't a photo of Buck so I'd be glad to get one. I gave Allen one standing so when he comes home you can trade him a good one for it, I'd kind of like to have the old one anyhow. Well I had my furlough, now I'm over here. Allen has one coming and knows something worthwhile, what the hell do I have, a "Rifle." I think he is pretty dammed lucky. Beany was classified a pilot - lucky boy. I'm not griping, just stating facts but I sure envy Allen. I don't think he ought to go and break his neck, but if he loves the girl maybe that's the thing to do.
I've a date with Joan this afternoon if the weather isn't bad I think we'll go for a stroll if not probably the movie. I found out her pop is a colonel and her boy friend in N. Africa is an officer in the A.A. We are just sort of keeping each other company. Fred you want to take care of that old jeep, if some little thing breaks right then is when you want to fix it or pretty soon it'll be a heck of a thing. Tell the kids not to be afraid to study, they'll be glad they did some day. I guess I've preached enough so I remain