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A light hearted moment..

Dizzytwo
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FARM KID in the ARMY?

Dear Ma and Pa,

I am well. Hope you are. Tell Brother Walt and Brother Elmer the Army beats working for old man Minch by a mile. Tell them to join up quick before all of the places are filled.

I was restless at first because you get to stay in bed till nearly 6 a.m. But I am getting so I like to sleep late. Tell Walt and Elmer all you do before breakfast is smooth your cot, and shine some things. No hogs to slop, feed to pitch, mash to mix, wood to split, fire to lay. Practically nothing.

Men got to shave but it is not so bad, there's warm water. Breakfast is strong on trimmings like fruit juice, cereal, eggs, bacon, etc., but kind of weak on chops, potatoes, ham, steak, fried eggplant, pie and other regular food, but tell Walt and Elmer you can always sit by the two city boys that live on coffee. Their food, plus yours, holds you until noon when you get fed again. It's no wonder these city boys can't walk much.

We go on 'route marches,' which the platoon sergeant says are long walks to harden us. If he thinks so, it's not my place to tell him different. A 'route march' is about as far as to our mailbox at home. Then the city guys get sore feet and we all ride back in trucks.

The sergeant is like a school teacher. He nags a lot. The Captain is like the school board. Majors and colonels just ride around and frown. They don't bother you none.

This next will kill Walt and Elmer with laughing. I keep getting medals for shooting. I don't know why. The bulls-eye is near as big as a chipmunk head and don't move, and it ain't shooting at you like the Higgett boys at home. All you got to do is lie there all comfortable and hit it. You don't even load your own cartridges They come in boxes.

Then we have what they call hand-to-hand combat training. You get to wrestle with them city boys. I have to be real careful though, they break real easy. It ain't like fighting with that ole bull at home.. I'm about the best they got in this except for that Tug Jordan from over in Silver Lake . I only beat him once.. He joined up the same time as me, but I'm only 5'6' and 130 pounds and he's 6'8' and near 300 pounds dry.

Be sure to tell Walt and Elmer to hurry and join before other fellers get onto this setup and come stampeding in.

Your loving daughter,

Alice.

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Ha ha I loved the end bit best as I wasn’t expecting that. Thanks for making me laugh again! 😂 I’m waiting for some tests/biopsy so in a right seven and eleven here lol 😂 Hence so grateful for the humour. Love n hugs 🤗 tiger

Dizzytwo
DizzytwoAdministrator
in reply to Tiger56

Hi Tiger, glad we seem to have the same sense of humour. I'm glad it made you chuckle 😊🤗

Good luck with the tests 🤞🤞

Tiger56
Tiger56
in reply to Dizzytwo

Many Thanks x

Hi

That was great, really cheered me up🤣 how's you tonight? Love and hugs Lynne xxxx

Dizzytwo
DizzytwoAdministrator
in reply to Oldham12

Hi Lynne 🤗 had a long day. Laying in bed watching Law and Order UK And my lids are drooping fast 😴😴 😂

Oldham12
Oldham12
in reply to Dizzytwo

It's to go to sleep, then!! Xxxx

Dizzytwo
DizzytwoAdministrator
in reply to Oldham12

🤗 I think your right. I hope you manage a few hours later Lynne, sleep tight sweet xx

Oldham12
Oldham12
in reply to Dizzytwo

Thank you xxxx