11 May 44
My that is a surprise, about the Kelly's expected heir.
Yes I've been catching details - twice on K.P. + the other were various details, but they weren't bad, just my attitude.
[Some?] present you got if it makes your neck green. Of course you can use another chain if you want - better you throw the whole darned thing away.
About your radio + [reading?] habit - you're perfectly at liberty to sell them - they're yours to do with as you see fit. Just don't sell them for a song - might as well get as good a price as you can.
I don't think we'll have to worry about the housing situation in Piote [sic.] as I believe that is being closed for other purposes.
There's some credence to the reason that we might possibly get a delay out of here - so there's no reason why we shouldn't hope some more - it doesn't cost a cent except for the wear + tear on the heart.
Our hopes of crewing together have been blasted - "Doc" has been on the alert for 3 days so I guess the rest of us will [split?] too. "Brownies" first [illegible] is Raymond. "Doc" did not get the $10,000 gambling - he made that in salary!
Yes my cold is practically gone now + I feel much better thank you.
No, I don't agree with you on the money situation. And the fact that John + Dove only paid $8 a week in Piote [sic.], which is a wide spot in the road + the government could easily control ceiling prices in a little burg like that, is no indication of the larger towns, which I've heard from guys who know, as there, too. Rockford is a picker compared to some other places, believe me.
You tell Teddy Jr. that I don't think he should come with his mommie as she will have enough luggage to handle with out him along. He's old enough to stay home by himself by now - after all he's over a year old - nearly a year + a half if I remember correctly.