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Camp Wheeler, Georgia letterhead

Thurs.

16 Nov 44

6.00 P.M.

Dear Folks,

This will be a Thanksgiving letter if Maine is celebrating the President’s Thanksgiving. I sent out a Thanksgiving box this morning and hope it will arrive. I don’t know how good the nuts will be – watch out for wormy ones & for green ones. I picked them up myself off the ground wherever I’ve had a chance – in the grove between the barracks & work – on the sidewalk in Perry two weeks ago – in the grove over by No. 3 theatre. The pine Crockett & I got out back of the barracks last night and also the cones. They are only medium size but I didn’t have time to hunt for any big ones.

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I’ve had a busy week –

Sat night, Kerner, Crockett & I went in town shopping – We couldn’t find a show we hadn’t seen before so we came home early. Sunday I stayed in bed & read until noon; then after dinner played tennis for 2 hours; then after supper Kerner & I walked over to the big pecan grove near # 3 theatre hoping to find some left. We only got about 30 during the ¾ hrs we had there and those we knocked off the trees with a long stick we found so some of them may not be ripe yet. We went to see Bob Hope in the Princess & the Pirate I liked it but Marjorie walked out on it. It was a silly swashbuckling blood and thunder pirate story.

Monday evening was basketball practice which lasted until 8.45; then we had a party in the dayroom.

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(Excuse the writing - I am sitting under the drier(sic) in the beauty parlor!)

Tuesday evening – I polished shoes read & washed –

Wednesday evening – Our first basketball game – played at the Macon YWCA. – against the Cochran field WACS. We won 17-16 – very close, exciting game. Much to my surprise I played guard all of the 1st quarter & part of the second & went back in for a few minutes in the 4th. So at least I played in one game, if I don’t get into any more. – We play again Monday night but I don’t know who our opponent will be.

This afternoon for 2 hrs instead of going to the office we had an orientation class

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and went in trucks out to one of the Ranges to watch the boys train. It was an assault problem – the taking of a hill – We had bleachers where we could see nearly all of it. It was terrifically noisy & realistic – very interesting to watch and made us all realize more clearly what the boys are going through.

Tonight is glee club practice again – and I must clean my locker & get ready to go to Atlanta tomorrow for the week-end. I’ll have Sat & Sun there getting back late Sun night. I shall do my Xmas shopping so if you have packages come from Atlanta stores, they will be Xmas presents and shouldn’t be opened until then! I’m a little early but it is the only chance I expect to have to shop in Atlanta.

Much love

Kay

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P.S. I am mailing at this same time my pictures for home ( a big one for Mother & Dad, a small one for Dot, a small one for Aunt Grace & an extra small one) – and to Aunt Ruth & Uncle Walter. I am keeping one for Uncle Ted & one for Garland which I will mail a couple of weeks before Xmas. The photograph[er] gave me 7 small instead of 6 so I have one for Marjorie also. Let me know if they don’t come.

Love,

Kay

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