Nov. 4. 1941
I won’t have time to write much of a letter tonight as we are really quite busy all of the time. Of course we don’t drill so long each day but we have to do our washing & cleaning up in leisure time. Also I want to do some studying before we take any more exams which will be next week. We took one exam today. It wasn’t bad so I think that I made a fair grade.
Sorry to hear that you are still having rains back there. I hoped that it would dry up some time. It has been nice here since Sunday & probably will stay that way for awhile. I can’t think of very much to write about as life is very much routine here. About the same every day. I’m liking it better all the time as I get accustomed to the new way of doing things.
As I told you, we sleep in hammocks & we have to air our mattress & blankets every day & then make them in the evening. We are learning something new all the time so that keeps it interesting.
We got our first mail Monday & when Earnest got a letter & I didn’t get any I was rather disappointed but the tables were turned today when I received two letters & he didn’t get any. We have been together all the way through so far. He sleeps right beside me. I am number 17 & he is no. 18.
We all have certain duties toward keeping the barracks clean. The jobs are passed around so that no one has a bad job very long.
We went to a show last night but it wasn’t too hot. I think I will stay & study tomorrow night. They have shows on Monday, Wednesday, & Friday. Josephine sent me a clipping from the paper saying that we could attend the roller skating rink, bowling & a few other activities that I haven’t heard anything about here yet.
Keep writing whenever you can & I will do the same.