May 15th, 1943
Dear Mom + Dad
Well here goes again. Remember I said I would write every day, well I’m going to keep that promise until my stamps run out. Well, here is another week-end and I didn’t get a pass this week so I’m going to catch up on my washing, and how I hate washing. I’ll bet I can do anything a girl can do now, and I’m glad I wasn’t a girl, I feel sorry for them, I didn’t think it was so hard.
I wrote to Mill this afternoon, I hope she will answer because I like lots of mail, that’s about all I care for, I don’t mind being away as long as yous all write.
I feel pretty good today so I think I will go up to the wet canteen tonight and have a few bottles of that stuff they call beer, is it ever awful but you got to do something to pass the time away.
If you and Marg answer all my letters, I should get a letter every day. Well, how is Daddy getting along? Tell him to keep those shells rolling in and it won’t be long till it’s all over. If everybody worked as hard as he did, the war would have been over long ago.
I guess I’ve gained about 10lbs since I came here. I guess I’ll be seeing Ted pretty soon, some fun we can have when we get together. I can hardly wait, he hasn’t wrote yet, he better hurry up or I won’t speak to him when he does come. Right now I guess he’s at home having a good time, lucky guy. Tell him to spend most of his time at home because when he comes here he will wished he had, because I wish I had.
Well I can’t think of anything else to say except write soon or sooner.
Lots of love to the best mother in the world.
The east end kid