Contrasting the less-than-12-hour hospital stay when my daughter had an appendectomy against a nearly two-month hospitalization Babe endured after his combat injury when he was "slightly wounded in the right fifth toe." Times have changed, and apparently WWII helped spark some of that change.
We don't know when this letter was written, but it was postmarked mid-January and he's still in the hospital from his war wound. Not much else to add. It's a very short letter.
"The other day, I ran across a book on how to read blueprints, and since I've always wanted to be able to read a blueprint, I read the book. It was more or less of a schoolbook with drawings and problems, which I enjoyed. It gives me great satisfaction to be able to read a print."
The long hospital stay continues; Babe sounds like he's being treated well, especially by family and friends who have continued to send packages.
Babe was able to spin out a decent letter, in spite of suffering from the boredom of a long hospital stay after his injury. " There is a movie in the hospital which plays three times a week. The rest of my time is spent either thinking or reading at a ratio of three to one."