November 13, 1942

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November 13, 1942

Dear Sis,

I got your package the other day but haven’t opened it yet as I thought I would keep it until Christmas. Thanks a lot anyway.

Say, if you see Irma, tell her I don’t think much of the town where she spent the summer. Did she like it? If Howard hadn’t been transferred, I might have been able to see him sometimes.

Saturday night.

Last night I was showing one of my buddies some pictures that were taken the last time I was home. When he saw your picture he asked if I had a picture of my other sister. I told him I didn’t have any other sister and he said “I thought you said your sister was twenty-seven years old.” He guessed you to be eighteen. He says “Your dad looks pretty young.” It was Wallace!

The four Harris siblings. Wallace, Lester, Frances and in front, Paul.
The four Harris siblings. Wallace, Lester, Frances and in front, Paul.

If we continue to be as busy as we have been I won’t have time to write many letters so you may have to exchange with the folks. I have received some Christmas cards already so guess I will start addressing mine pretty soon.

In one letter you mentioned that I had been in the service a year. I didn’t think about it until the next day. In some ways the time seems quite long. However, each day passes in a hurry. My work is different all the time so it doesn’t get monotonous as some jobs do.

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I can’t think of much to tell you. I can’t tell you about the weather here, whether or not I am getting liberty, where we are, etc.

I must go to chow now so will drop this in the mail-box. If you can call mom tell her you heard from me. I have about a dozen letters to write and will probably write a couple of them.

Love,

Lester

Though all are blissfully unaware, the seconds keeping ticking away. The countdown is on for the last few weeks of Lester's life.
Though all are blissfully unaware, the seconds keeping ticking away. The countdown is on for the last few weeks of Lester’s life.

 

 

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