24 April 1946
Dearest Mom and Dad,
On April 22, 14 hours, 49 minutes, 30 seconds, I became once more a civilian. A
happy occasion. I hitch-hiked up in 12 hours flat, which you will agree is phenomenal
Beale is 60 or so miles above Sacramento. And only 45 hours after arrival I walked
And I got back here Tuesday morning, early enough to send the kids and Arletta off
to school so
I could take an uninterrupted nap.
Affairs are proceeding here very smoothly. Arletta wants to stay, I think, so I
we'd be glad to have her. J.H.S. came for supper last night. Taka and I seem to be
I have trouble keeping track of the house and garden because I'm not familiar with
the routine yet.
Your gardener Fred came up before I left and delivered an Easter plant for you, some
amazing creation with brick red leaves shaped like this:
Birds, plants, rabbits, and chickens are all doing well. We're having trouble with
smog, though. It isn't nearly so nice here as it is all the way north from the Ridge.
was too hot for comfort. Very nice here as for as temp. goes.
All my love, and best wishes for a good time for you. I hope those theatre tickets
P.S. Say hello to Mae for me.