Response to a letter from sister Elizabeth
Oct. 16 – 17
Dear Mother & Father Bro. & Sisters.
Received Eliz. letter today and though I would lose
nol time in writing to her and all. It sounds good
to hear that all are well and still living. as the
same happens with me. You say from the looks of the
pictures I was not starving — well; pictures always
tells true stories. Some of the boys are getting so fat
their clothes are too small for them. Smithy wrote a
few days ago from what he says they do not
like the place.
The water is bad also the location of his camp. Mama how
are you feeling by this time? say how I can wash clothes
make beds etc. Our pay day was a few days ago. You should
get $20 soon. When it rains we usually stay in our tents
and talk about diferent things to come & the past
especially talk how nice it would be; to be home with
2 feet under the table — the table set with food ma cooks.
How nice it would be to get up on Sunday morn
me a card some time ago, that was patriotic week. Well I
will close for now hoping you to be the same as ever with
the best of health.
Your Son & Bro