22ND FINANCE DIS B SRC
APO 350, NY NY
4 JAN 1945
BRYANT SERVICE CLUB
First, thanks for the package of candy which you sent me for Christmas. Yours was the first to arrive. Thanks too for the letter which followed, it covered a lot of ground in a hurry, but its good to get some news like that for a change. Perhaps a lot of the current news does originate over here, but we also have to keep abreast of the home front.
I have done a good list of travelling since last writing to you, much of it on the continent. Our unit had been in Britain for so long that we were getting ready to vote for the local M.P., then the invasion came along, and we weren’t far behind. We should all be experts on European currencies by the time we return to our homes.
The summer over here wasn’t so bad, but that gave way to a very muddy autumn. I had no idea that there could be so much mud, but there it was and we went through it. Now the winter, not particularly adverse, yet, but annoying. Its just sure difficult to live during the winter under makeshift conditions, always looking for something better, mostly with our eyes turned toward the States will all its available comforts.