November 20, 1942
Dear Aunty Clara:
No. I wasn't in any of the two train wrecks. We passed up both. The one delayed us a whole day. We have been on the train four days and it will soon be five.
It is rumored our final camp will be near Medford, Oregon.
I tried to write several letters on the train but one is so scribbled I am not going to send it. The other is still in process. I will send it from camp. I have lots to write about.
I have only a moment to write this. I really shouldn't be in the depot in the first place.
I hope everything is alright back home.
If you didn't get my short note from Miles City, I will tell you again that Ex-lax finally did the trick,
P.S. I used Uncle Jack's return address because I haven't any right now.
Author's annotation July 2004: This letter was airmailed from Portland, Oregon when the train was stopped in the depot.