Somewhere in France, 6/12/1918

June 12, 1918

Dear sister Madaline:

At last I happened to find a few moments to write you as I have been very busy working.  Yesterday I worked at least seventeen hours and surely did feel tired out today but as long as Uncle Sam feeds me three good squares and at least seven hours sleep why I think I will be able to stand this campaign.  The weather here is very good, this and the country is our only enjoyment.  At night all we do for recreation is to either write letters or wash clothes as this is our only time we boys get for ourselves.  I forgot to mention that the only way we boys can spend our money is for beer or wine as no tobacco or candy can be bought here.  We expect to get paid tomorrow or someday this week.  I am not going to write Anna tonight as I am going to bed early as I am pretty well tired out.  As yet no mail has come in to the company but I hope tomorrow will find some for me.

Must close dear sister and bye bye until tomorrow.

I am

Your Brother

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Picture Card from Priscilla, 1918

Priscilla in Nurse's uniform, April 1918

I have on a trained nurse’s uniform. I regret that I am not one.  I’d go with you to France.

Fondest love,

Perce

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