“Dear Jean & Jerry,
Well, I may see you sooner than I had expected- I hear that over a hundred fellows applied for furloughs at Xmas time so a lot of us will have to take them sooner. A fellow who works in the office told me that my name was moved up to the first part of December. I’d rather wait until later, but it’s either take it when you can or not at all. I’ll let you know more about it when the list is posted.