December 29, 2010


Philopatrian Service Club
1411-13 Arch Street
Philadelphia, Pa.
January 8, 1919

Dear Mother,

Got here this afternoon at one o'clock. We stayed over in New York because we knew it would be the last time we would be there in a long time. I went to the Rialto theatre in the afternoon, and to Nora Bayes in the evening, and saw Ladies First -- the best musical comedy I ever saw.

My orders read to go to the USS Dr. Lang, but after we got here we found we have been transferred to the Bradley or something like that, and it isn't completed yet -- will be one of the newest destroyers. We will have to stand by for a while in the Navy Yard at Legget Island until it's completed -- and it's some big place. We get liberty every night, however, so if we want to take it, it won't seem so much like being cooped up.

My address for the present is: Philadelphia Navy Yard, Barracks 297, Philadelphia, Pa.

Love to all,

(Postmarked Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 8, 1919)

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