UNITED STATES NAVY
December 9, 1943
I received your Christmas package before I left the states but am just now getting the pleasure of thanking you for it.
Seeing as how Santa Clause [sic] has already been good to me I hope you won't think that my asking for more candy is an attempt at a second celebration. But when my name comes up on the list again I would appreciate anything you sent.
You might be interested to know that the first day I hit port I happened to meet Shirley Dyer and I hope to see her again soon if they aren't going to work me too hard.
Things are going to be fine in this duty from all that I can judge in my first few days of it.
Many thanks to all and a Merry Christmas.
Norman A Garrigus