April 12, 43
As yet I have nothing much new to contribute to the rather large amount of family newsHenrys promotion, Hams visit, Nances secretive movements, etc., but I have finished the course here, and a good one it was. It looks like Chicago and the Wolverine after all before I become a full-fledged assistant instructor, but my new orders, which should soon be in, alone will tell the story. Until then Ill probably continue doing odd jobs such as ferry trips to and from Jax, test hops, photographic hops (as piloting an SBD used as subject of training movie), etc., as in the last few days, but the orders should be in in a day or two.
No news from Nance yet. If she did get to Orlando, that would be nice, though unfortunately theres no direct railroad between here and there.
Good for the Red Cross Drive, but thats tough about the cook situation. In all events, Ma, dont overdo it or even risk going quite to what you think is your limit.
Gamidys check arrived, Pa, and will probably turn into a War Bond.
The best in the natural history line within the last week or so is the finding of an only slightly broken paper nautilus shell 5 ⨉ 3ʺ by the inlet south of here. The creatures themselves resemble and are closely related to octopuses, so says Uncle Noah, but only the female has a shell.
Thats about all of likely interest to date.