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Wesley to Folks, 05/10/1942 

Pvt Wesley R. Slaymaker

Co A 129 Inf 33 Div

Camp Forrest Tenn

May 10, 1942

Dear Folks

I received your letter you wrote and sent with Virginiaís before you took her to Orchard. The roads must really be bad the way it sounds in your letter.

Sure wish I had a piece of that custard pie you were telling about, but I just got through eating a good dinner. We have lots better eats than we used to.

Tomorrow we have a check up on all the clothes and equipment we were issued. We canít send our clothes to the laundry any more, so Iíll have to wash mine myself this afternoon some time. Havenít got much just a pair of overhauls and jacket some underwear and 2 pair of socks.

I havenít heard any more about leaving except nobody thinks we will go across, just go to one coast or the other and stay there a while. Nobody seems to mind much. Who Knows, I might end up closer home than I am. I been looking for a move but really did think we would get a furlough.

I got along just swell on my last guard duty. I sure did get a lot out of it. Itís worth a whole lot just for experience.

Today is Motherís Day. There is a few mothers here, not very many tho. Most everybody is gone some place celebrating I guess.

I had a nice long letter from Mr. Boie and one from Izetta havenít got either answered yet, but will get around to it some time today. Also got to write Virginia.

When you write donít forget to put the A.P.O. on the address, then Iíll get it no matter where I am.

Iíll write as often as I can. I donít know if they will let us write while we are moving or not but if I possible can I will sure write. I feel good and weight 150 lb. Iíll send you something for Motherís Day before I leave. Sure glad Jean is getting along ok. Well folks thatís all I know today. Donít worry about me I am all right.

Lots of Love

Wesley