Letter Home – October 16, 1942

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Friday
Dear Mother & Dad:
Well Mom & dad I am pretty busy right now but I am taking a five and have this typewriter right here in front of me so I thought I had better write you a few lines.  Boy tell Janie I know I owe her a letter I think but I just haven’t time to write any one.  They say we will be at sea for 45 days so I cant say where we will go.  It will probably be only half of that but you never can tell.  So if you dont here from me dont worry.  I will write you the first change I get.
Call up Miss Fitzgerald or little Mary Murphy and tell her I received her letter and medal, and I am wearing her medal, but I just don’t have time to write to her.  Tell her I think its very nice and even though I don’t write to her I am thinking of the all.  Thank Gee for my Christmas present.  I think we will be leaving about next Monday or Tuesday.  I sent all of my thing home C.O.D. Today so put all of them away.  If I have Sunday off I am going to try and get down and see Harry.  I guess you had better let dad wear my watch unless I tell you to send it to me.  Now listen you two dont go worrying about me I am tickled to death that we are going so you should be too.  Tell little Billy I liked his letter fine and I’ll have a lot of stories to tell him when I get home, and when I say I’m coming home I mean I am coming home so you don’t have to worry a bit.  I havent the slightest idea where they are sending me.
Oh yes call Harry Combes and tell him I am going and for him and Becky t write me a letter I will get it some day.  I am at a lost for words right now so I guess I had better close for now.  I will write you the next free time I get.   Boy I’l be so glad when I get on that ship I won’t know what to do.  Just think a whole month and all I will do is just lay around and sleep.  Good night, that is good night for me its about 10:30 PM  now and I dont know how much longer we will have to work.  Good by and I will be thinking and loving you both.
Just me,  your son  “Chick”

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