March 9, 1945 —-Germany

Dear Fran,

I started to write to mother this afternoon but we didn’t get any mail tonight so I can’t finish without something to write about. I believe you wrote some time ago, Feb 23, so I’ll put an “X” on that now instead. I just finished writing to the Ms.so the letter will be about [the] same, mostly the weather. It’s still raining here but it did clear up this afternoon for about three hours. Plenty of mud but get along, we have to. Pretty quiet at the present and if we don’t hurry up our shooting days will be over. I just heard the news and it sounds pretty good but there’s plenty of blackout yet. Everything still O.K. in the house? Everybody still well? Here’s the bottom so solong tell [father?] with love to all.