[in margin: I phoned Edith Kornblum's aund but there was no answer; the same happened with Herb Kirschner's friends).]
Andersons in Canandaigua. We left about 12 and it took us until 4 o'clock am before we arrived back at Shoemaker. And I had ^to be^ - & was - up at 6 a.m. - the same morning. (Generally, here, I've been going to bed at 10 pm when lights go out.)
Have you heard about the new point system for the Navy? One-half points for every year of one's age; 1/2 pt. for every mo. of service & a flat 10 points to cover dependency, no matter how many. The discharge score is 44. I have 38 - & at this rate I should be eligible for discharge in about a year. However, I feel sure that the critical score [?] will be reduced after a few mos. I hope to be home for good in time for Rema's 3rd birthday! Mrs. K. was overjoyed because Andy has 47!
Ros Gardner & 2 other Sampson yeomen have been placed in ship's company at Shoemaker to work on demobilization plans for this place. They were also told that after training for this work they might be shipped elsewhere in the U.S. to carry on this work. Whether I'll get that break, I don't know - tho the rumor is that all yeomen are being used for that work. Right now I feel like shipping out - as long as I came this far & as long as I have to be separated from my family for several mos. But more of that when I get more information.
Much love & still looking for mail - it must be the damn set-up here that's holding it up - Irv