Thur. nite. 4/1/43
I got your letter today, this will let you know. Sure sorry that so many of youns had to get the mumps, I’ll bet there no fun. I’m busier than a cat(you know where). Guess I’ll have to get away from this camp to catch up with my reading. I certainly hope Charles can stay in high gear. And Harry don’t get the mumps too. I keep saying that I suppose that you are pretty well over the mumps by now and sure hope this one finds you that way.
I got the big shoes, and they are dandies. I got a camera too. $4.75, that was mostely Christmas money I hadn’t spent yet. I got one that I’m pretty sure of getting film for.