I received four more letters from you today dated Dec.
28, Jan 2-4-6. I wish you wouldn't write V-mail anymore because when your
handwriting is photographed it's very hard to read. In fact I have to
strain my eyes to read it so please write air mail and besides, you can
write a lot more.
I would really appreciate a little winter instead of this weather we're
having. That's one of the things I miss. Everything seems so wrong to me,
for instance, December and January should be cold and instead it's warm.
We should have snow and sleet and instead it's raining and warm. I suppose
I'll dislike winter for awhile because my blood will be pretty well
thinned out by the time I get home.
I'm very glad to hear that you had a nice New Years party. I would have
loved to be present but unfortunately I'm here instead of there. I hope
that insurance matter are settled satisfactorily. If you have my letter
from Tonopah telling you about the benefits of the policy you'll see that
paying a years premium within a certain of time I can save approximately
6% on my premiums. That in addition to dividends should reduce the policy
considerably. It is my intention to pay up the policy to a point where the
cash value will exceed the money paid in and then if I ever have to cancel
it for financial reasons I'll at least have my money back plus interest. I
figured I would pay up as much as possible while I'm drawing so much money
and that would leave me that much less after the war in case I find it
difficult finding a job. My earnings now are almost $90.00 a week and it's
going to be hard taking a position for $20.00 or $25.00 a week altho
plenty of others will have the same idea.
Sometimes the thought of post war conditions frighten me because I
don't know what I'm going to do when I finally come home for good. There's
no sense worrying about that now so I'll stop on that subject.
Please let me know the status of both my bank balances as I am trying
to keep track of them over here. I hope the Dollar Savings Bank is
receiving my allotments of $75.00 a month.
I don't think I'll see Manny Feigin because when I do go to Australia
on leave I'll go to Sydney and that's quite a distance from Townsville and
Darwin. I'll probably get home before he will because the tour of duty of
a flying officer is a lot less than a ground officer.
The army is putting out feelers for post war commissions in the regular
army and the organized reserve. I've requested a reserve commission in the
Signal Corps for after the war. That means devoting two weeks a year and
that's all unless emergency occurs.
How many packages have you sent to me so far? I haven't the faintest
idea when I receive my packages but if you sent anything it I hope it's in
cans because it will probably be crushed if it's in any sort of a box.
That's about all for now so I'll say goodbye.
My regards to all