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8 July 44

Dear Folks,

Are you all right? I haven’t had a letter for over a week! I’ll probably get one tomorrow.

This week has been rainy & cool which has been a great relief and made it seem more like living instead of just existing.

Monday evening we had a ballgame & lost by two points. Having lost our two best pitchers, we’re sort of handicapped.

Tuesday, the Fourth of July, was just another work day. We even forgot about it’s being the Fourth. Kerner & I rode in town (in a civilian car!)(a pick-up ride) then rode out around some of the bus lines, then back to camp.

Wednesday I rested the first part of the evening; then went to the Service Club for something to eat.

Thursday I went to the movies; saw “Storm over Lisbon” Rather punk. (1)

Last night after our meeting, Daisy Smith and I went to the movies and saw “The Hairy Ape” It is not particularly pleasing but is a very well-played psychological picture, about a man in the boiler room of an ocean freighter.

It’s Minnie’s Sat afternoon off. This week I’m planning now to go in town after supper and take my tropical worsted suit in to be fixed. It needs shortening & stripes sewed on.

It seems queer without Marjorie. She’ll be back the middle of next week.

Captain Stokes is on leave now and Lt. Mahood our new lieutenant is in charge. She is very pleasant and we like her.

Can’t seem to think of any more news right now. I’ll write again soon.

Love to all of you. Give Bobby J a kiss for me.

Kay

(1) May refer to the dark, urban crime movies “film noir” of the 1940’s and 1950’s.

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