Sunday, November 12, 1944

Dearest Gee.

Haven’t had any letters now for a couple of days but guess I’d better scribble off a line anyway.

Just got through with a delicious dinner. We barbecued a couple chickens (got ‘em legally too) and had mashed potatoes and corn. I ain’t a bit hungry right now, burp. Took about two hours for the chicken and I think it could have stood another half hour but we couldn’t wait.

Looks like my plans for that hundred bucks has gone flooey. They just can’t seem to make up their minds. If it wasn’t for that dough I wouldn’t care whether I got it at all or not. Guess you could use some extra, couldn’t you? Are you keeping up with the doctor bills, or is he getting ahead of you? Be sure and take care of yourself anyway.

I think you are getting your armored divisions mixed up with the Infantry divisions. There is a difference you know. Chick is in an infantry division. No wonder you guys get all crossed up.

Honey, if we just had our little Chrysler over here we could really give this scenery a going over. If you liked the Smokies then you’d sure like this. It isn’t much fun without a car tho, believe me. The French were all mighty glad to see us at first but now it’s getting kinda stale with them, I think. They sure have settled down trying to get rich off of us and they are doing it too.

Douglass was going to take care of about four rolls of film for me. I’m anxious to see how they turned out. They were nearly all scenery and shots of Nice I took when I visited there. I wrote Erv and asked him if he hadn’t been to Nice in peacetime and he said he had. That was on his Mediterranean cruise he took. He said at that time the Franc was four to one, and drinks were only a dime. Boy the situation has sure changed now! They do have beer you can buy for a dime. It’s about the same as our near beer and has no alcohol in it at all. The only thing you get from it is a lot of experience running to the peary and back.

I sent you and the folks a Christmas greeting put out by the Force. They are both different. They use the Black Devil scheme in them both however yours tells all the places we have been. To me it looks like a nightmare of a Cooks tours map. If I’d had enough I’d sent everyone one but unfortunately I didn’t have but two.

By the time I get back to playing Bridge I’ll have to start all over. It sounds like you are more than keeping up our end of the deal. Guess you’ll have to teach me the ropes again. I still think I can beat you in a game of Pounce. All I’ve played so far is a little Pitch. I don’t care a lot for that game tho. No one seems to go for Bridge.

Well, honey, I hope I hear from you tonight. I think of you all the time and sure love you and miss you. Be good. Hope I see you soon.

So long now.

Snook

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