G-1 Section, Hq XIX Corps
APO 270, c/o Postmaster, N.Y.
Mary W. Garner, SK2c
U.S. Naval Air Station
Minneapolis, Minnesota (6)
U.S.A. "Somewhere in Holland"
11 November 1944
Howdy stranger. I received your letter of the 16th Oct. today and sure was glad to hear from you once more. It has been about 2 weeks since I got any mail from the states. I got some mail from Gwen about 4 days ago but that must have piled up someplace also. I know what happened the Air Mail, They sent it by boat.
I sent you a small bottle of Gardenia perfume from Paris. It is supposed to be the real stuff. I believe it was Corday's stuff. I hope you get it OK and like it. I'll be looking out for those six packages you said were on the way and let you know how they arrive.
I went around town today looking for something to send home but all I could find was a small pair of wooden Dutch shoes. I'm sending them to Bernard & Jane. I've sorta neglected them. I hope they like them.
How is the weather out there? It is rather chilly here. We had our first snow this week. It didn’t amount to much but surely made it miserable and uncomfortable for the boys. You asked me if I could use a sweater, yes if it is not too heavy to wear under my shirt. It will probably be a nice cold winter and I'll sure be glad to see spring once more.
Well, Sis, I guess I'll close for now. It is 9:45 P.M. and I've finished listening to the Army Notre Dame football game. Army sure plastered them. So long for now, if you have any more sardines or canned goods you can send them along. Incidentally how about a jar of mayonnaise. Mother sent me some ham spread. Thanks a lot. Good night.
Lots of Love and Luck
from Gwen & Me,
|The little wooden shoes Bill sent home from Holland|