Monday, March 25, 1918
Harold has come down with a case of the measles, but seems still in high spirits. Also, he looks forward to studying the Bluejacket's Manual, the basic handbook for Navy personnel. As usual, food figures prominently in his day, and his illness means he won't have to rise early.
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March 25, 1918
My Dear Mother -
I wrote a letter to sis last night so she will get it about the same time she gets yours.
Well we had belly inspection this morning and mine had spots on it so they said I had a slight case of measles, I had to move all my clothes and bed over to the Isolation camp and the doctor put me to bed at 10 am at noon they brought my dinner to me on a tray and believe me it was a fine dinner toast, mashed potatoes turnips and scrambled eggs on toast swell soup and tea with sugar in it, I know I’ll like this place as you can smoke when ever you want to. The fellow in the tent with me just got over the measles. He lives on 29th and Hoover, right back of us. “I don’t want to get well for I am in love with a beautiful nurse.”
I don’t know how long I’ll be here, maybe a week or ten days and then maybe only two days, as soon as the little red spots leave my belly.
Tell Mary I think I caught the measles from her Ha. Ha. The band is playing now and the weather is fine. I won’t have to get up at 5:30 in the a.m.
This fellow has a Bluejackets Manual so now I can study up a little and believe me the candy and goodies sure come in handy. Give my love and best regards to Grandma and Gerty and tell them I sent many thanks for the goodies. Give my love to Mr. and Mrs. Dennis and the little girls, tell them I’ll be up to see them soon as I think when I get out of Isolation camp I’ll go to the ship. I wrote to the Lindsleys also last night.
Well Mother write when ever you get a chance, don’t come down Thursday unless I call you up which I will as soon as possible. Will close for now with all my love
to Mother Dear.
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