August 9, 1942

Ft. Ord, California

Dear Folksies,

       Though somewhat sleepy, all but Bob managed to get up and be horseback riding at 10 A.M. Capt. Lynn had arranged for the horses and we had Dottie Collins (another nurse – from Montana), Jack Ellis and Lloyd Van Tassel join us. The latter two were interns at the County until July 1st and are now with the first Medical Regiment. We had a swell 2-hour ride as the horses were fine and mine was especially lively.

       After lunch the six of us who went to Santa Cruz yesterday, went to Del Monte where most of the unit had gone. There we saw the Aquacade put on by Helen Crelenkovich and her troupe from San Francisco and the Fairmont. Her diving was marvelous and the rest of the show was very good.

       Trying to find a new place at which to eat dinner, I suddenly remembered the Highland Inn. We went there and had a good dinner with a fine view. Stayed there for a little after dinner and then home pretty early.

                    Loads of love,

rene-transparent.

Watch for my next letter
August 10

Helen Crelenkovich’s Aquacade at Del Monte Hotel