Cliff August 25th, 1943

October 28

Pearl Harbor Barbeque, 1943

Pearl Harbor Barbeque, 1943

“Hi Jean and Jerry,

Received your letter- I imagine the folks have been in the Cities because Mom hasn’t written for over a week. I’ll bet they enjoyed themselves while they were there and did plenty of running around if they visited with all the relatives.

Tomorrow we are going on a picnic to celebrate Organization Day here. The 10th was first started a year ago on the 25th of August. We are going to barbeque a beef, have a few barrels of beer with lots of other things to eat- there is a program arranged for the day with a number of different contests between the fellows. All of our officers and nurses will be there taking part in everything so we should have a very good time.

Tonight some of our boys are putting on a three act farce called ‘Julius Caesar’. It starts at 7:30 so I must rush along with this letter.

I haven’t heard from Beany since he said he was leaving the desert area. We all should get a word from him soon. I got a letter from Dolores last week- she has a nice job in the WAVES.

Did you have a good time at the Smoker, Jerry? What did Jean do that night? Don’t let your hubby leave you home too much, Jean!

You were wise to spend your gas tickets and make the trip to Appleton when you did as long as the slash was due in coupon values. Were there many people fishing at home now, Jerry?

I’ll write again in a few days and tell you about our barbeque and picnic. I sent you the first issue of a paper we have started here. Bye for now and write!

Love,

Cliff”

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