Well, I suppose you are back again busily studying once more. I surely hope you had better success in getting back than you did coming home.
I am no longer at my original company (company E) as the entire eighteen fellows which make up the Headquarters company all moved into a room by themselves in the Wagon Company yesterday afternoon. The Wagon Company is the second barrack back of my original company. They only have a small company so we are using for the present one of their squad-rooms. I miss the fellows from Company E so quick, but will soon get used to it, I guess.
This afternoon I am going to see our Adjutant and take out a ten thousand dollar insurance. I took one out for five thousand some time ago, but I am now going to raise it to ten thousand. That will cost me six dollars and a half per month. But if anything happens to me that I should be killed, mother would get fifty-seven dollars and a half a month for twenty years. That's a mighty good investment I think, because the time is so uncertain. Then with the two housand dollars insurance at home that I own, it will make it rather easy for mother. Of course we hope and pray all these things will not happen, but we must plan for the possible future, however.
I have not done a thing since yesterday morning as we have not been assigned to any duty as yet. We may any moment though. That is how I happen to be able to write this morning, I just as soon have a little time off, as we have been going it pretty steady since coming to camp, and it will soon be five months. In a way it doesn't seem that long, and then again it seems like five years. I would like to start right in now with clerical work which we are to do I suppose.
By the way keep on sending my mail to the same old address until you hear from me to change it. We don't know just how long we'll be in this present building.
I expected, as you knew, that Charles and Mr. Caffey would be up here last Sunday but Saturday afternoon I got a 'phone call from Charles saying that Mr. Caffey was sick with a bronchitis cold, so they did not come up. If I do not go home this week-end, they are coming up, I think. I am going to try and get home, though. Ay Headquarters we can leave camp here on Saturday at eleven in the morning, instead of twelve. That gives me another hour to get a good start in.
Last Sunday evening, Elmer Damon and I went down to Ayer Center to Gaynor's Restaurant and had a steak dinner, also pineapple and whipped-cream. It surely did taste good, and we did fill up. We were planning to eat at the Hostess House, but when we got there the cafeteria was closed up. So we got a bus and beat it for town.
Doris wrote me that you did not get home until nearly eleven o'clock Friday night. That was pretty late, but then I was glad you waited until after Retreat, so I could have supper with you, and go to the train, also
I am quite anxious to know how your exams came out. Have you heard from them yet? You don't have much longer to study now, and then all will be thru. I know you will make good, and my one great desire will be completed, and that is, to see you graduated.
Well, will close for this time. Some class to my stationary, don't you think? Just bought it. Heaps of love to you from
Your loving brother
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