U.S.S. OCELOT (IX-110)
c/o Fleet Post Office
San Francisco, California
Friday 7 September 1945, 7:00 PM
Hello Sweetheart how is my "bride" to be? It is still raining and hasn't stopped since yesterday morning. The monsoon season (rainy) is supposed to start in October but I guess it is just a little early this year. However I'm not complaining. It has cooled a lot and the temperature is down to about seventy-five degrees.
This morning, I did some dentistry for a change. I was busy until 11:00 A.M. and then I secured. I'm planning lots of salads for our lunches next week and hope the officers like it. Monday we'll have fruit salad, toasted cheese sandwiches and ice cream. Wednesday, a salad with pork. Friday, shrimp salad. Then there'll be tenderloin steaks, chicken, turkey and roasts for dinners, so we should have a good menu.
We are still leaving on Sunday the 9th. Although the war is over we will travel in convoy (twenty-eight ships) with three escort vessels and we'll all be blacked out. Some Jap subs are still unaccounted for, so we aren't taking any chances.
I was surprised with a letter of the 27th from you and am I pleased. I'm sorry you aren't enjoying the vacation like I hoped you would. Guess we're a little different from the Siegers in our likes and dislikes and I don't mean vacations alone. We always did enjoy being together and always will. But we don't like roughing it.
Tonight we have a good movie and rain or not I'll be there. It is "Sally, Irene and Mary" and should be good entertainment.
I still can't write a long letter. As soon as I hear from you I'll go to town telling you what you want to know.
Goodnight my love. I pray we'll soon be one again. Dreaming of you day and night.