Happy Birthday; I was going to call tonight on your birthday, but didn't have time. It was nearly 10:00 PM before we got done cleaning up. This job of your daddy keeps him pretty busy. Sunday we leave for a week on the rifle range. The Captain says not to take any writing paper as we won't have time to write.
We work from daylight till dark and use candles for light. If mother didn't get you a doll for your birthday, tell her that daddy says you must have one the first time that she goes anywhere. You can tell your mother that you and her have got to pick out
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the name for a baby brother or sister but to keep it short or have a short and good nickname.
How are all the dolls and pets is Flash being a good dog. You look after him and take him to camp once in a while. Six hundred more fellows came in from Devens tonight, I won't have a chance to go over until a week from Sunday. Maybe Wallace Hood is in it. If there is anyone from home let me know as they are just across the street.
All my love Daddy
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