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June 20, 1943

Dear Folks,

There isn’t much to say about things here except that it didn’t take long to get back into the swing of things. I’m the assistant instructor of a group already several days on its way—a nice bunch of lads, mostly from Corpus Christi.

Summer has obviously been here for some time. So far I guess the temperature has got into the nineties most every day, but the birds are still singing.

Everything seemed pretty well at Great Neck, in fact very well—once I got there (missed two trains out because of poor baggage strategy). The trip down was uneventful. There are no more pretty stewardesses. Rough air between Philadelphia and Wash. made me feel very uncomfortable. I had to take a bus from Jax and so was 20 minutes late—no harm.

Yes, that was a mighty nice leave and, I still feel reasonably sure, a lucky one. As usual I wish I had been able to do more, that is without being constantly on the go, which would have been impossible. Certainly it was as enjoyable, other things being equal, as last Nov. and this time of year made it much nicer in that big respect. Thanks for everything. War can’t change home (one on this side of the ocean) much except to make it more appreciated than before.

Love to all


P.S. Day off tomorrow—to Vero!

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