With a little time on his hands on a week-day morning in April, Lester scrawls a note home to the folks. Post mark on the envelope is 8 PM on April 1, 1942. Dearborn, Michigan.
What are you doing?
It’s the same routine for me. We had fire drill last night a little after nine. I had just gotten in my hammock & was very comfortable when the bugle blew. I put on my trousers, shoes & a coat & went to my station. All of us have a certain job to do in case of a fire. There wasn’t any fire but we went thru the actions just as though there was a fire.
Another of Mr. Ford’s ships has just pulled out this morning. There are only about three ships left.
Our barracks cleaning details have been changed. I have been washing doors but I am on the deck crew now. We steel-wool, wax & polish the decks.
We are going to put on a parade in Detroit next Monday. I don’t know if I will be in it or not but I suppose I will be. Monday is Army day and the Navy is putting on the parade for them.
We are having special services for Easter on Sunday. I am supposed to get liberty but I don’t know yet what I will do. A friend has asked me to go home with him if we get a 72 hour liberty which we probably won’t. In fact, I have two invitations for the week-end. I don’t suppose I will get to take either of them.
Today is April Fool’s day. Did any of you get caught? I haven’t yet but the day is still young.
Time to go to school so must close. Will try to write more next time.
Love to allLester