August 8, 1942

Ft. Ord, California

Dear Folksies,

       Lois and I walked on the beach quite a way to get some much needed exercise. Since we’ve known we were moving, the principal exercise has been packing — then finding something else that was needed, therefore requiring a short walk to the Post Exchange.

       Saturday night six of us went up to Santa Cruz where we danced at the Hotel. We hadn’t realized there was so much difference between a good band and the 15th Infantry Band. Also rode the merry-go-round in preparation for Sunday.

       The six of us were Capt. Lynn of the infantry (who is Assistant Supply Officer for the Post), Gert Brazil (a French Hospital and County nurse), Bob Treadwell, Charlotte Bambino (County Nurse), Lois and I – all in Gert’s car.

                    Loads of love,

rene-transparent.

Watch for my next letter
August 9