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It sure was swell to talk to you yesterday, honey. You sounded so well and close. It took me about five minutes to get the call through. We had a rare time yesterday playing Chawowa, a drinkin’ game. Man what fun. You get a mob together in a bar, and order beer for all. Then you start with one person who says one, the next, two; the next, “Chawowa” because it is a three. And any number either divisible by three or containing a three is Chawowa, not the number. Those who miss have to drink their beer down in a gulp. And after a few misses everybody gets merrily stewed, and you’re just hollering Chawowa, numbers, and most anything. We all got merrily lit. We then invaded the local Restaraunt [sic] and ate it out of house & home. From there to the movies, where we slept, a whole row of us, sound asleep. The picture wass [sic] “The Hitler Gang” and from what I saw of it, it was putrid.
It makes Hitler look like an ignorant fool, which surely he is not, or he couldn’t have conquered half the world.
This morning I got up a[t] nine and went in town for breakfast, and went to church! Which is quite a feat for me.
I fly in the morning this week, so I won’t get too much time in. I’ve got about 45 hours now, gosh I’ve only got 20 more to go, and I’ll be through. I hope I can make it. Out of the fourteen men in my bay, six have washed, that’s about 40%, and it will be 50% before we’re through, probably. They’re dropping like flies.
I think the whole Corps of Cadets is going to close. The Army is closing 11 out of the 16 primary schools September first. Walter Winche[l] said that the Aviation Cadets are in for a surprise in Sept. that’s what he said to the Glider Pilots, O. C. S., and A. T. C. men before those outfits were closed. I don’t think it will affect those on flying status, however.
Well angel, I think I’ll go to town. I love you honey, and think of you always. Give my love to Bob.
Your devoted son