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Thursday, October 6, 2016


Lt. (j.g.) Gilbert Steingart
U.S.S. Ocelot, F.P.O. San Francisco
Monday 19 March 1945, 10:15 PM
Dearest Eleanor,
     Hello Sweetheart, here I am again. This has been one busy day for me and it was almost 4:00 PM before I finally walked out of my office. I didn't see more than twelve patients but believe me there was plenty of work that needed doing. The last time I did as much in one day was when I was a civilian.
     When I left my office it was raining in buckets, as a matter of fact it had been raining most of the afternoon. I was just too busy to notice. I went up to my room and censored a stack of mail and then read for awhile. First thing I knew it was 5:15 and time to shower and dress for dinner.
     After chow I was still a little tired so I relaxed with a book until movie time. Last night's picture was "Address Unknown" with Paul Lucas---one of those propaganda pictures and not very good. Tonight's picture was "Thousands Cheer" with a whole host of stars. The outstanding feature was Jose Iturbi playing the piano. When he broke into boogie woogie even the sailors applauded; it was that good.
     There was no mail again today. They must be filling up a whole sack for me somewhere. Maybe it'll all come tomorrow. 

     I bought a new pen today. The fouled up point on my other pen was beginning to get me down. This pen is one of the new Eversharps with a point similar to the Parker "51". It retails for $12.50 and I bought it for $6.50 at our ship's store.
     Well darling, that is thirty for tonight. Love and kisses to all three of my dears. I'll see you in my dreams.


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