Arm Sore from Tetanus Shot


Lt. (j.g.) Gilbert Steingart
          U.S.S. Ocelot, F.P.O. San Francisco
              Friday 27 October 1944, 9:30 PM

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My Dearest,

          I didn't sleep well last night.  My arm was sore and I kept rolling over on that side and waking up.  This morning I felt better except that my arm is still sore.  I never thought a tetanus shot would bother me so much.

          This has been a quiet day for me.  Saw patients this morning and just lounged around for the rest of the day.  I finished a book "All Over but the Shooting" a humorous mystery story of war time Washington, D.C.  My next book is "Let's Face It" by Throne Smith.  Expect to start that his afternoon.

          After I finished reading I went to work on the ? I'm making for you and the kids.  There will be many hours of work and I hope you will like it.  Anyway the time goes much fast when I'm occupied.

          After dinner I repaired to the bridge and enjoyed the cool ocean breeze.  Ambie and I found comfortable deck chairs and sat around and sang songs, old and new, for over an hour.  Then we went into the wardroom for a game of Peek.  By that time it was 9:00 PM and some of the officers who had night watches turned in so we broke up our game and here I am.

          Gee, Sweet I'd sure love just a little note from you now.  Just to know that you and the kids are well and everything is secure.  Guess I'll have to wait several days before I may enjoy that pleasure.

          In the meantime darling, good night.  I'll see you in my dreams.  I love you.

Devotedly

Gil