Katherine Trickey; WWII
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24 Nov 1945
At last, my orders have come through. I leave for Ft Dix, N.J. for separation this coming Wed. Should be at Phil’s by the 7th and home by the fifteenth. It doesn’t seem possible even yet. Most of the girls have waited two or three weeks for their orders and I couldn’t believe my good fortune until I actually saw the order. I put my application in a week ago today.
I learned about it about quarter of five last night and knew that I was CQ at the orderly room tonight, so I asked for this morning off and got it and then went and asked Capt Smith if Marjorie could have it off too and he agreed. So we went to the Georgian last night, got up about ten this morning – shopped until about two, had a nap and took a bath in a bathtub this P M and got back to camp in time for chow tonight.
I’ve said good by to ever so many of the Macon women we had met at the BPW [Business Professional Women] Club as it seemed as if all of them were downtown shopping today also.
Yesterday Marjorie had to March in the Bond Parade in Macon but I had to work at the office. I was just as glad as it was bitterly cold. Today has been nice again however and it is nice and warm here in the orderly room now. I hope I can keep the fires going so it will stay this way!
As you can guess I’m too excited to write much and will be busy from now on so probably you won’t hear [from me] again until I write from Phil’s. I’ll drop you a card as often as I can in between now and then if I have time.
It really won’t be long now!!! three weeks at most!!!
Love to all.
Send my next letter to Phil’s!