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Date: April 12th 1918

April 12th 1918

Dear Mother-

Just a few lines hoping they find you all well at home. You'll be glad to know that I am getting along fine out here, even in the busy time. Well Mother, I got your box of cigs and chocs the other day and enjoyed them immensely, as it has been a long while since we have been able to get any. I also have been getting your letters regular, so that's fine. The weather out here has been rather cold and rainy this last week or so, but is turning out nice again. I guess that you will hear more about the doings out here, in your papers, than we really do ourselves. It shouldn't be so long before they have the Hun worn out. I had two letters from them in Eng and they are all fine. I wonder did Auntie send you a picture of the group we had taken. Let me know and I'll send you mine if you didn't get one. It was the only one that I've had taken. Mark joined up since I was over there. I'd like to have seen him stay with the job he was on though. It beats this, even if it was hard work. And he's sure to miss a lot of little comforts. We sure will be glad when our turn comes for a rest, as we're lookig as if we need a bath, if nothing else. I guess if I ever take off my clothes, they'll run away! I guess the QM will have to come across with another set, when we get our rest, and then the good old days of button-shining will come again. As the paper says, "the spirit of the troupes is excellent."

So I'll close now, Mother dear, with best love to all from your loving Son,