110 degrees in the shade!

25 Jul

July 25, 1943

Camp Haan, California

Dear Mom,

We are having a little hot weather today. The temperature is 110 degrees in the shade. It’s about the hottest it’s been since I got here.

I got your package yesterday. Thanks a lot. Whenever you send another box I wish you would put in my yello-bole pipe and a New Testament. Don’t send my Bible because I’m afraid I will lose it or it will get torn up. If you all happen to come across another extra shoe ration stamp, I wish you all would get me a pair of shoes.

I went to Riverside last night. It was the first time I’ve gotten out of camp since I got here. Riverside is really a nice little town. We will be able to get passes most any time we want them now. If I can get a weekend pass I am going to Hollywood next week.

I did my washing and went to church this morning and I’ve been writing letters most of the afternoon. I guess I’ll close for now.

Love to all, Tommy

P.S. We just heard about Mussolini. Maybe that will make some changes in the war.

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One Response to “110 degrees in the shade!”

  1. Pfc. Tom Ferguson July 25, 2011 at 10:35 am #

    In re Mussolini: Following the Allied invasion of Sicily, Mussolini was deposed by the Fascist Grand Council in July 1943 and imprisoned.

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