Have been on the job night and day since we arrived here. I can sympathize
with you on not being allowed to come and go as I please. I have at hand
two letters from home and they tell me that they haven't heard from you
lately. You don't want to get that busy. I am suffering from my second
shot in the arm. Had chills and fever all night & had to walk guard just
the same. My arm is black and blue clear down to the wrist & I can't raise
it at all. There is an Irish fellow here who wrote his Dad telling him he
had been "shot" twice since he had been here, (meaning in the arm), & his
Dad wrote back saying he had always thought him a liar but now knew it.
These doctors here are the most gentle things in the world. If you have a
tooth ache they give you salts & if your throat gets sore they paint it
Albert Hemp has been given a job in the office & seems well pleased that
he don't have to drill. He seems very home- sick at times. The bunch here
is not his kind at all. "Humpy" had a letter from Ruth saying that Ralph
Sherrick was going to get married this month & that Jim was going to marry
You should see me in my camouflage, my coat sticks out behind and my pants
are too small. "Oh! What do we care."
Guys talk at night how they are going to fix these Huns & at six in the
A.M. they curse the U.S.A. It's a great life & I haven't weakened yet.
It is getting cold here now and we are firing up again.
I hope to hear from you soon, Sis, & will close till I find more to write
about. Chas. Lewellyn has a cake from his spouse & we are going to eat
tonight. Best love and hope you are still in good health.