Sun. 4 Nov. 1945.
I just sent out a telegram to you which you should receive in the morning, announcing my arrival and the best address for writing to me.
I am at a loss to begin the most recent chronicles in the adventures or misadventures of yeoman Oblas--so much has happened in the past two or three days. Knowing your desire for details, I'll try to write chronologically as near as I can recall. But to spare you the agony of suspense, I better say that I'm still on shore duty and will not ship out beyond the waters of Puget Sound even tho [sic] I'm quartered now aboard the sturdy USS Greyhound and work aboard the USS Pittsburgh, a heavy cruiser.
That train trip to Portland was an enjoyable one & so much more so in comparison to the ride from Portland to Seattle. There was little to do in Portland during our five hour stop--