“Dear Jean & Jerry,
I wrote to you just a week ago but haven’t heard from you in the meantime. Your last letter was dated Dec. 8th.
By now you are through with Xmas and preparing for your New Year’s celebration. On Xmas eve, I attended a program given by a Hawaiian group here. On Xmas day I went to church and then swimming in the afternoon. Going to the beach is our main source of recreation here. On Sunday after Xmas I went with some of the boys on a tour of the island. We picked some lemons, limes, a pineapple and a few bananas. We were swimming twice during the day.
I am allowed to tell you now that I was in New Caledonia before coming here. I visited Noumea while I was there. The people there are French.
I wrote Beany a V-mail this noon- his last letter to me was dated Nov. 22nd. I hope you have heard from him recently.
Mom mentioned that the flu was getting around again- I hope none of you get sick. I am feeling fine.
Yesterday I received two Appleton papers and a card from Wards. How’s the job coming along, Jerry? Bye for now.