From Lena, Everett Mass. 8/13/1918

Dear Sam.


This has been a hot day but there is a little breeze blowing now which feels quite nice. I just came in from Bert’s mothers and I found Millie writing to you so I thought I might to do a little. Ive dreamt three times in a week that you was home and I hope soon one of those dreams will come true.


The papers are very encouraging latley and the French gave the Yanks great praise. Lil was over one night and I realy think she enjoyed herself. Billie Rogers and his wife was here the same night and they are as good as any team on the stage. I served a light supper of salad and “Im Neutral” was the hit of the evening. Bert had to play it 4 times for Rogers. You would have the time of your life if you was here.


We have a kitten that is ready to play every minute of the day. Just now she is in and out of Berts shoes. When pa is reaching she runs up his leg to his shoulder and he thinks she is some cat.


Now Sam there is no news but I know you like to get one of these letters even if they are short. Bert has to register Sept.3rd ages between 31-45. Every body is well and we all think of you in these days of the big doings. Just watch out and get home when its all over.


Love from all



[This letter was returned to sender while Sam was in hospitals]


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  1. Dear Readers:
    Lena’s statement that “Bert has to register Sept. 3rd ages between 31-45” refers to Selective Service Registration for the Draft (Conscription). At this point the outcome of the Great War was anything but assured and preparations were made to conscript older men if necessary to perform duty on the Home Front thereby releasing more young lads for work in the trenches.


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