World War II
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NAVAL OPERATING BASE
NEWPORT, R. I.
OFFICE OF THE COMMANDANT
June 3, 1942
This is a very difficult letter to write since it has been quite some time since I heard from you. I don’t dare to even guess how long it has been.
The Bryant Alumni publication put the spurs to me and as a result, here is my letter.
First of all, I wish to thank you for the lovely box of candies, which I don’t believe I have acknowledged previous to this letter. I don’t know who was responsible for my receiving it but I would like to thank the entire Club.
No doubt, with just about all the boys in some part of the service, you people are kept quite busy.
I bet Bryant has changed quite a bit this last year--with all the new classes added. I hear Mr. Hammond is teaching the only decent subject taught to humans--you might mention that to him. I know he’ll just love me for saying it.
There isn’t much to say about my work here, except that I am trying my best to become a successful secretary--me, of all people.
Graduation should be coming around before long so I’m going to ask you to do me a favor if it would’ve be too much out of the way. If it is possible, I would like to buy a yearbook and a ticket to the Graduation Prom. Therefore, I would appreciate it if you put my name down for both of these. You can have the bill forwarded to me and I’ll take care of it.
I have already asked for a couple of days off in August, so that I can get up to graduation and to the Graduation Prom.
In closing, I want to say again, please excuse me for being so slow in writing. You have my promise, should I hear from you again, you will get an answer from me immediately.
John M. Majoros
Give my regards to “Poppy” Carocci and the faculty, especially Mr. Hammond and Mrs. Stickney. [Transcription ends]