Bob - “Eighteen Cents” - Feb. 11, 1953 (Part 1)

While everyone watches the Chuck Davey vs Kid Gavilan fight, Bob takes the opportunity to send Marj a flurry of updates. With his leave pass back in hand he goes down to Baltimore to see Stalag 17. The next night he makes it to Washington D.C. for a surprise lecture on the Tetons. However, Bob’s exciting, yet grueling, life at Aberdeen may be coming to a close as he seeks a transfer to Yuma Test Station. Not to be outdone by Marj, he ends the letter with a post script joke of his own.

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Bob - “Unstamped Underwear” - Feb. 8, 1953

Bob gets his weekend pass pulled for having a pair of underwear out of sorts during inspection. At least it wasn’t for having dust in his canteen cup. Fittingly, he takes the weekend to launder and sew what seems to be his whole wardrobe. Wednesday’s trip to the Baltimore symphony was a success, although the organist’s dinner concert later that evening was much more to Bob’s liking.

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