Letter, Bob Stoff to George and Florence Stoff, June 22, 1942

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Letter, Bob Stoff to George and Florence Stoff, June 22, 1942

Description

Letter, 4 Pages, Envelope

Contributor

Stoff Family

Coverage

Fort George G. Meade, Maryland

Creator

Stoff, Bob

Date

1942-06-22

Format

PDF

Identifier

https://commons.keene.edu/s/KSCArchive/item/9242

Language

eng

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http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/

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Pvt. Robert Stoff
417 Inf. Co. I A.P.O. #76
Fort George G. Meade, Md.

Mr. George Stoff
Room 1412
29 Broadway
New York City

June 22, 1942

Dear George & Flo,
Well here it is Monday and things are status-quo. I’m still in the
hospital doing nothing besides eating, sleeping, ping-pong, letter
writing, and a little reading.
After explaining in more detail, the trouble and “cures” my eyes
have caused me to use. I am no longer using Boric Acid. Now it’s just
plain ice-water.
Friday, I am to have some allergy tests taken. It was my
suggestion. ( I know what I’m doing) . Life here in the hospital is so
comfortable that it’s boring. There is so much time to kill doing
nothing, that one really goes nuts from sheer comfort. There is
another side to it. One, which can’t be explained. You have to be in
the army to appreciate what I mean.
I can best explain it by drawing your attention to Marty. I think
you know what I mean.
Everything works so slowly here in the hospital that one must
be endowed with the world of patience. Nothing is said to the patient.
Most of the boys are not sick. Yet they throw them in the hospital.
Some have been here for months. Even these fellows know most
where they stand.
I am not homesick; but I’d sure like to be home. Perhaps if I
keep my fingers crossed things will work out similar to Marty’s case.

I don’t want to elaborate; but take my word, I’m keeping my
eyes in “rare” shape. However, I’m acting as stupid as a new born
baboon. With a handshake in mind –
BoB

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Keene State College

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