Somewhere in France, 6/4/1918

June 4th 1918

Dear sister Madaline:

The weather here of late has been very good.  The days are very warm but the nights are cold.  Water our greatest need is scarce each company is only allowed so much water but the boys find enough for cooking and drinking purposes only.  Wine is very cheap and can be gotten in large quantities.  Wine is cheaper than water.  The people sell the real wine for sixty cents a quart while back home the same wine costs up to about $1.50.  Women may be seen around our camp selling bread, butter, milk and strawberries.  Most things we buy are cheap compared to what the American people charge back home.  As yet dear sister I have not been in want of anything as I have enough money to last until payday; the eats I always see that I get enough, and now for work I have done guard and other details but not as much as I thought we would have to do.

I am going to confession at 9:45 this morning as confessions are going to be heard by an American priest father Cherrie.  How is pa?  Try and write and tell me how you all feel as you know dear sister – I am just as anxious about you all as you are of me.

Must close now will write you again tomorrow, I am

Your loving Brother

Joe

Love to Bob and you all

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