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Date: April 1944

Dear Mom,

Well here I am I didn't get seasick although I wasn't feeling well for a while. Boy oh boy, now I see why the RAF fellows wanted to get home. We saw some of the country, the grass is a lovely green, everything is in bloom, in other words it's swell. I hope you will write soon and use these forms. They are the quickest to get here. Can you send me some addresses? Also send me Jack's number + outfit. I will have to at least say hello I suppose. How is Mel now? Is she done yet? Already we are having fun with the sterling money. Boy oh boy I can't tell whether I'm coming or going with it yet but they say you get used to it. Sorry I couldn't make it to Norma's graduation. I hope you went. Thanks for Teeter's address. I will write him soon. I wrote Shorty but was gone before I could get an answer so I hope he will write me here. We have a heck of a time with the traffic around here. They all drive on the left + we are always watching the wrong way. By the way, can you arrange through Horace to send 300 cigarettes per week. It's better that way than a thousand at a time because if any get lost I won't lose so many. Also in that way if any are lost I will either have some or have some more coming soon. They only cost about a buck so that would be about a buck a week. Nothing but the best for us here. we have swell quarters etc. so we are perfectly happy. I wish I could have seen you before I left but maybe it is just as well. You know how I am at saying goodbye. I met Mary Malloch on the boat about the deck and wandered around the deck with her most of the trip. I thought she would be still in Canada or going back to Washington. I suppose there will be quite a splash in the local rag when 4 of us arrive at once. Send me the clipping in case the paper doesn't reach me. Say hello to everybody Don't worry + be good. (as if I need to tell you) I sent Norma a cable too so she will know I arrived. Right now the sun is out and I want to go for a walk.

Lots of Love and stuff

Your son


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