Received your letter of Sept. 13th. Sounds like you had a nice trip to Luxembourg City. Tell us more about it.
Now that you’re Chief of your outfit, I’ll bet you’re kept plenty busy. It’s darn good experience though- supervising a bunch of fellows- and will help you in any type of work you do later.
I still have no definite news on the future of my job. They say all War Service appointees will have to take a Civil Service Exam along with returning veterans who take it and not having veterans preference will make it tough to retain my job. My appointment reads for the duration and six months, but as yet they have not set a date for the duration. If I eventually get released I don’t know exactly what I would do. I’d hate to go back to hopping counters for someone else again. What are the ideas you said you were toying with?
We sent you a box of Fanny Farmer candy for your birthday and will give you something when you become a civilian again. We’re out of ideas for gifts! Being that you expect to be home for Christmas, we aren’t sending your Xmas box but intend to present it to you in person under the tree!
The news from Cliff is about the same. He’s still in a Dental Clinic, but expects to go back to Dental X-ray soon. He has hopes of being home before spring- or about another 5 or 6 months from now.
Jean and I were over to Milly’s for a wild duck supper last night. They got a couple from some teacher there. Lorne, Jim, Russ and Marty plan to go out to So. Dakota this coming weekend for pheasant hunting. Hope they bring some back! Mom said she though they’d can some.
I’m still driving Mom’s Ford to work. The motor is in good shape, but I’ve had tire trouble a couple of times.
They had a shower for Eleanor last Fri. night. I took Jean’s mom, Lucille, Mrs. Swanstrom, and Jean over. I spent the evening in the basement with Lorne, Fred, Milton, and Bill Porter (Eleanor’s future) playing poker. Luck wasn’t with me though, so didn’t take any extra shackles home with me.
Guess I’m out of news for the time so will say bye for now. Hello from Jean and write often.
Jean & Jerry