January 9, 1942Dear Mother and Daddy,
I suppose you got my card and know I got here safely enough. It won't be long now 'til exams. They begin a week from today and are over on the following Saturday, January 23rd. Classes don't begin until January 28th, Thursday – so I might drop in again for a few days. I can hardly believe I was home now it seems so long ago.
I haven't called the Langers [?] but plan to very soon.
We can pre-register again this year so I'm trying to work out a schedule.
I got your letter and the only thing I can think of that I left was my blue scarf on the bookcase (I believe). Of course, I left those 2 pair of pajamas.
I tried to get Harriet a nightgown at the same place I got the other one but they only had size 40's. I finally found another at the Quality Shoppe but it was only 34 so if she doesn't think that will fit I can exchange it.
I've already sent for Fortune so you'll just have to try it for a year.
We had a shower for Millie Ferrell (another Chi O) who plans to be married Jan. 24th. She's from Spencer. Virginia may know one of her sisters that were here a few years ago. We had the shower at 12:00 and all the pledges and other Chi O's stayed all night. They were all over the house 3 to a bed and the downstairs was full – looked something like the flood only they didn't even have cots. Millie got some awfully nice things. We (Mary Ann, Louise and I) gave her a pair of white kid gloves (short) and she seemed real pleased with them cause she had just written her mother to buy her a pair. It was a personal shower so she got some lovely slips, gowns, panties, comb and brush set, cologne, soap, etc.
Bette Downs Barrister, the girl who got married during Christmas didn't have such a wonderful honeymoon. They had a fine time in New York but on the way home he got pneumonia (not awfully bad), had to go to the hospital and have his leave extended for a week more. So they really got to be with each other longer. She didn't come back until Monday.
I just finished Moby Dick. I didn't have to give a report on it 'til tomorrow.
Give my love to everyone and I do hope Blaine is much better - also that you are taking your medicine and I do mean REGULARLY.