Dear Mom and Dad,
Well Mom I am very sorry I haven’t answered your letters sooner I have two from you, two from Dad and one from Bin and non from Marg. I feel awful. Mt neck is sore the same as I had on my arm, you don’t have to worry about it though, I am taking needles for it. I got two yesterday. The same kind as you get when you first join up, remember how I felt that night I come when I first got the needles. I get two every week until Dec 20 and the dose gets bigger every week yesterday it was only 5.5% the last two are 50.50% and the way I feel I know I can hardly lift the pen what will I feel like when I get the others. I could have went to the hospital but I get so lonesome and don’t feel right.
My hopes are still high on the furlough there is one more guy then it is a toss between Waugh and I but I don’t care because we will both be home for a week together no matter who goes first.
What is wrong with Marg she don’t write any more is she mad at me. I sure would love to see you both and the rest to. Tell Dad I got sweetipies picture all right. I am glad you are up and around again, but I wish you would let me know when you are not feeling good. Well I didn’t get the $10.00 but it may turn up sometime though. I hope so. And if you have any spare $1.00 laying around I could use it.
I am sure looking forward to seeing Big Ted and the rest of you guys.
You don’t have to worry about me when I do go over because I want to go. I am not like some of the guys just like one that just landed. But don’t say anything to anybody.
Jes <jeeze?> the war sure does look better I don’t think it can last much longer.
I guess you know about me not in the kitchen any more. It was a swell job but I don’t care.
Glad to hear Percy is home. Tell him I was asking about him. I’ll bet her is a real soldier now, what kind of patch has he got.
Tell Daddy we will celebrate his birthday when I get home.
Well that is all for tonight. Will write soon.
Lots of love,
PS: See why Marg doesn’t write.