January 19, 1943
I received your letter and the form. It is filled out like you designated. Thanks a lot mother, as I want to get all my insurance and affairs settled before I leave the country.
School is about over for me, and now Ill be getting down to business, which is keeping the planes flying and administration of a group.
Ill probably be in Pendleton Oregon in a few weeks barring any unusual event. I would love to come home, and If I can I will.
My time is kind of short tonite so Ill close. Tell Pop hello for me and you two keep good care of yourself. I heard a few things that Ill pass on:
- Rationing will really hit in a few months
- “A” cards will be cut to 6 gal a month.
- “B & C” cards will also be cut, but how much I dont know.
- Foods will get hard to find especially meats etc.
If you can sell the place perhaps you should. Say Ill have to pay income tax, teh! teh![laugh?]
I made about $1500 last year in spite of being in the army. Well so long mother & remember I remember you all.