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March 30, 1944

March 30, 1944No. 14 Palermo, Sicily Dear Folksies,                       I intended to write long ago to warn you of the arrival of my “foot-locker”. I think I told you way back in July that we were no longer allowed to pack them around with us and as a consequence some sold theirs and others of […]

March 29, 1944

March 29, 1944No. 13 Palermo, Sicily Dear Folksies,                       Yesterday I took a walk with Jack as ‘twas a beautiful day – wandered down around the water and though it was warm enough, the water did not look very inviting.              The boys have been petitioning me to take another trip around the island with […]

March 27, 1944

March 27, 1944 Palermo, Sicily Dear Therese,             Yes, my dear, I agree, women are strange creatures! The whole thing was a complete surprise to me, and that, I guess is what made it worse for me. I hadn’t had the slightest inkling of what was coming, until that 21st of December. The whole thing […]

March 20, 1944

March 20, 1944No. 11 Palermo, Sicily Dear Folksies,                       On St. Patrick’s Day night I was roped into a bridge game by Collie. Usually those games are rather dull – Collie is good, but the Col. not so hot at bridge, particularly the bidding. Well, the other night turned out to be a very interesting […]

March 19, 1944

March 19, 1944No. 10 Palermo, Sicily Dear Folksies,                       Hal Williams & Pete Joseph finally arrived home after being almost 1 week AWOL. They had an even tougher time getting home than had Gil Bishop and Bob Treadwell. They got to Cairo alright, but it was just about then that things clamped down and one […]

March 14, 1944

March 14, 1944No. 9 Palermo, Sicily Dear Folksies,                        George is still here, but we haven’t done anything very exciting at all during the week. In fact, we have spent most of our time just relaxing, reading and talking.             The last two days, however, have been busy, for I have had to make rounds […]

March 10, 1944

March 10, 1944Conclusion of No. 8 Palermo, Sicily Dear Folksies,                     Some of the gals have gotten their first Lts. In the last week. Those that have arrived to date are: Danielson, French, Myren, Dottie Merrell and Ann Schleisman. There are several more to come yet, however. Incidentally, had Lois remained, she would have been […]

March 7, 1944

March 7, 1944No. 8 Palermo, Sicily Dear Folksies,                       Last Thursday night, being rather tired, I went to bed early — somewhere around 9 P.M. Then it seemed only a matter of minutes when I suddenly was wide awake again, with a familiar voice in my ear telling me to get up and have something […]

March 3, 1944

March 3, 1944Continuation of No. 7 Palermo, Sicily Dear Folksies,             Remember a few months ago I was going to send my watch home to be fixed, well, I waited and waited and finally the other day when the stem on the watch Lois had her mother send me for my birthday last year came […]

March 1, 1944

March 1, 1944 No. 7 Palermo, Sicily Dear Folksies,             Don’t be surprised at what might come out of this typer today, for it is the Chaplain’s typer, Wy being busy on some sort of requisitions on his typer – so I am not only using Daib’s typer but am closeted in his study while […]