My Uncle Dave is getting impatient to get back to Trumbull. This letter explains his frustration.
April 5, 1946
Rec’d. Apr. 15
Dear Dad –
I’m truly sorry for neglecting to write at such an important time. I left for the Depot on schedule just as I wrote. But there wasn’t room for me on the boats that were here at the time. I’ve been waiting at the Depot ever since. As things stand now, I will leave here sometime around the middle of the month, getting into Frisco the first week in May. I should be home around the middle of May.
The ship I’ll probably sail on is the General Heinzelman. It’s arrival in Manila and it’s estimated time of arrival in the states is not yet definitely known because of storms in the Pacific. But you can be pretty sure of seeing me is sometime between the fifteenth and twentieth of May.
I am well and unhappy – this business of waiting three weeks for a ship isn’t easy.
Don’t be surprised if I’m a little thin when I get home – hot weather never did agree with me, and I had fourteen straight months of it. But it’s nothing that a little of your cooking won’t fix up in a short time.
See you soon –
P.S. Written in a hurry – hope you can read it.
Tomorrow I will be posting another letter from Dave to the Gang in Trumbull.