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Please write as often as you can. Thanks awfully for the sox. They are always useful especially when one looses so many pair over here. There was quite a joke on the OC Mjr Seummens and Linnell. They sent their laundry to a certain place which was shortly afterward evacuated by all the french taking their laundry with them.
Well Mother Darling, I must write to Steve tonight so for this time I shall have to say Good-bye.
I hope you can read this. My hands are so cold I can hardly write. Give my love to each and every one of the family specially Dad.