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 Letter to wife Lil [10/4/45]

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times with the paper - just minor cuts & scratches but my palms felt mighty raw afterwards. The pace was leisurely; the foremen didn't bother us & there wasn't any belt to keep up with. And then the cafeteria served free coffee & doughnuts, which I had at midnight & at 1 am. Unfortuantely, the bus which was to bring us back, broke down before we started, & we didn't actually start until 3:30 am. The climax came at 5 am when I startted to roll into my bunk & found a sailor sleeping in it. He got out fast enough, & apologized. He has just come to Shoemaker {illegible} minus his gear & grabbed the first bunk whose occupant was not apparently to return until morning. O, well! I earned the enormous sum of $16.42, & subtracting deductions, $15.90. It was worth the time put in.

What to do about addressing mail to you? The last few I sent to Geneva but have had no work that you actually left for that rural region. I'll take a chance & continue to send this letter there - I see [sic] what your next note says.

What do you think of your *laboring* sailor husband - actually a factor [sic] worker!

Love

Irv

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