11 Jan 44
What's new? Got a letter from Rogers I don't know if I can meet him or not - would sure like to. I worked Mon. Got up at five - left camp at 6:15 A.M. + got back about 8:30 P.M. Really not too bad. Was plenty stiff. We loaded box cars. Got 5.50 cash. Cost me a little over a dollar to eat. No transportation cost - free. So [cleared?] over 4 dollars. not bad. Didn't get to work to-day - work to-morrow.
About that blonde I sat next to. I never talked to her all the way. I did ask her whether the seat was [illegible] or not. Now the sad part of it is, I rode all the way to Geneva - slouched comfortably in my seat - when to my embarrassment - I discovered two buttons very conspicuously open!! Did I make a quick dash to the restroom. Cripes was I was embarrassed wow.
My darn heel is still sore as hell wish it'd go away.
Thank you for the two nice letters to-day. I appreciate those more than you know. If I can I'll be home again this wk end. Of course [where?], you'd rather I worked -
I love you, in case you didn't know that item.
Well the lights are due to go out [pronto?] so I better clear this affair [out?] of quick.
All my love