Bird Mail

Lt. (j.g.) Gilbert Steingart
U.S.S. Ocelot, F.P.O. San Francisco
Sunday 1 April 1945, 9:50 PM
Dearest Eleanor,
          Just got back from a lousy movie.  It was the "Big Bonanza" with Dick Arlen and the less said about it the better.
          I was quite busy this morning but I was all through by 11:15.  I went to my room and read some from "Burma Surgeon."  It is quite interesting.
          After lunch six of us officers got together and went ashore for a few "short" ones.  We had a couple of beers and then went shell hunting.  I found a few to add to my collection.
          We got back at 5:25 so I had just enough time to shower and change for dinner.  After dinner I returned to my room and lay down for a short nap.  I awoke at 8:30 and dashed off to the movies.  I'd missed the short subjects but the feature hadn't started It would have been just as well if I had slept right on through.
          The only mail I got today was a Dental Digest.  Gosh I wish some of the "bird" mail would begin to some through.  I've gotten one letter in about a week.  I bet there is a whole stack for me somewhere.
          Well dear, I'm just a wee bit tight and besides there isn't a darn thing to write about so I guess I'll sign off.
          Good night sweetheart, I'll see you in my dreams.
Love,
Gil