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Joyce Raiford letter to Fletcher Raiford, 4 May 1944

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Thursday, May 4 7:15 a.m. Dear Boozie - L was an early bird & woke K at 7 - then they pounced in on me! So -- I decided to write -- We had a nice party last nite - played bridge until nearly 12 and everybody had a good time -- Yesterday I got your April 15 letter, which had languished in the censor's office a week but came out untouched -- Dorie has been mailing a TWN to you every week -- probably you have gotten them by now -- I'm beginning to wonder, since things in N.S. have shaped up the way they have, if you'll have much to do down there after all -- Well, perhaps you will sooner or later -- I imagine you're getting a bit weary of being "medical engineers", aren't you? Looks like you would have heard something from Ellis by now -- His letter to Mother day before yesterday said he was going on a leave to Australia (presumably) and one before that one said he was surely looking forward to seeing you -- We thought he would stop in en route to Australia, maybe -- Well, am sure he will stop when he can -- Dorie discovered a chair that Mgt. Morgan had "discarded" in the shed behind Beulah's - this one can be used in the living room - the slipcover must be washed or a new one made -- it is maple, and a bit worn, but Beulah said it can