6 July 54
Dear Dick & Dad:
Very happy to hear from you. and also happy to hear that you are all well and having a good time.
Yes-I received the box of candy and thank you very much. It was sure tasty. [Hey Gramps aren’t you on a diet?]
By the time you get this – I will have about 7 more months to go. That isnt so long is it? Time is going by so fast now that I’m busy. I have all this office work I can do and I am learning jet fighters in my spare ? time. Should get 20 hours flying time in jets this month. Still instructing in the C-47 too so it keeps me humping.
You tell Kenny that he had better take time out to write me a good letter because Im his old man and I said for him to do it!
That cartoon of the boat reminds me of our little 12 footer & the 25
horsepower Johnson. The time has come to go to bed so Ill have to close. Have fun.