Monday, August 3, 2009

The Money In England - Feb 12 1944

Feb. 12, 1944

Dear Mother,

You probably think I'm awful forgetful not writing any oftener than I do. To tell you the truth sometimes you will receive several letters close together and then maybe none for a while. It simply mean that there are times when we are real busy and haven't much time for anything. Other times we have more time to ourselves, and use it accordingly.
Thanks for the box of chocolates. they did a lot of traveling but they sure tasted good. The little Bible was also appreciated.
I got a package from Grandmother and one from Floyd and Eula. The poor things were badly battered from all their travels, but still intact. Vanita's package hasn't gotten here yet, but it shouldn't be long now.
What's new on the place, anything? The grand total should be slowly creeping downward little by little. Have you had a chance to get down that way any more? It would sure be swell if they started work on that dam again. We would be sitting on the high pillar then.
I'm going to have to learn to use American money all over again by the time I leave the British Isles. Over here you always have a pocket full of change. They don't have any paper money less than ten shillings or approximately two dollars. Until you get used to the way they ask for money you might just as well not know the different denominations. They ask for two and six and you wonder weather their crazy or if it's you. but finally you learn that they want two shillings and six pence or about fifty cents. We find the easiest way to learn the money is to play poker with it. That will teach you after you short change yourself a few times.
That's all for now. Cheerio old top.


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