Monday, 6 PM
Dearest little wife:
I love you, and am looking forward to your arrival here. It will be fun to be in a new place with you- although Pittsburgh doesn't look like much.
Today I learned a lot. Kisty isn't back from England yet - he's due in about a week. I talked with Hammett and Eyster and looked at part of the set-up and read some reports. Conant phoned from Washington and asked if I would be chairman of a special committee to settle some question, and I said yes. It will meet in Washington, probably toward the end of the month. I thought that you and I could stay with Milt and Dorcas. The question seems to involve the NDRC, the armed forces, and the powder companies, and Conant said that he needed an impartial chairman.
We are soon going out to dinner. For lunch I had pea soup, pie (huckleberry), and milk. I'm keeping track of my proteins, and I shall not over work.
Did you know that Kisty divorced? More than that - do you remember a tall boy, McDougall, with Giauque, and then at MIT? He is first lieutenant to Kisty here, in charge of half the work. He has just married the former Mrs Kisty!
Holmes and I had dinner (at 4
) yesterday with the Eysters, who then took us for a ride. Mrs Eyster is a nice blonde young girl. She and Eugene seem to be having lots of fun. They have a big collection of herbs and spices in their kitchen.
I'll stop now, to put this in the mail when we go now to dinner - then I'll come right back to bed. I adore you.
Love to the children. Oceans of love to you, little sweetheart. Your own Linus