November 27, 1941
Thur. 6 P.M. 11/27/41
I haven’t much news to tell & it’s a good thing because I’m out of stamps anyway. Payday is Mon. & until then I’m flat broke. I lent a fellow $11.00 to get married on, so that’s why I’m so short this month.
It looks rather hopeless for Xmas furloughs. The War Dept. issued orders that no one in his 13 weeks training cycle will get a furlough & only 15% of the cadre in each battery. I haven’t a chance to get one thru the battery & a very slim chance of one thru headquarters. If I don’t get home for Xmas maybe I can swing it for a little later. A New Year’s leave is doubtful too. Too bad – it surely will be tough to spend Xmas here with only sand to lend atmosphere.
The news about Rolie certainly was a surprise. I had written to him the day before I received your letter so he must have heard by now. I have a slight cold but am O.K. Hope you both are too. I’ll write another card before long.
(No news from Dot at all)