U. S. NAVAL CONSTRUCTION TRAINING CENTER
DAVISVILLE, RHODE ISLAND
16 December 1943
Bryant Service Club
Providence, Rhode Island
The purpose of this little note is to thank you for your cheery Christmas greetings, which I return many-fold, and also for the delicious box of hard candies. To put it precisely, they really went like “hot-cakes” here in the IBM Tabulating Office.
It is my prayer that Christmas 1944 will see us home again and back to the business of normal living; when we can dismiss from our minds the horror that is this war.
May I take this opportunity to extend my best wishes to all of you for a Merry Christmastide and Happy New Year.
Most sincerely, Richard W. Monroe
NCTC Station Force
IBM Dept. S-1
Davisville, R. I.