Hopedale, Mass.
Nov 10th 1918.

Dearest son:-

I was mighty glad to get your letter Friday evening. I can assure you I was mad throu whe I said that the innoculated you again and giving it to you all at once. I bet you were sick. I do hope by now that are over the worst of it. It has hun[sic] in my mind ever since. I cannot help it.

The surely was smart in Syracuse to have done such a trick as that. Did any of your tent mates go with you to Madison Barracks. I am sorry that you did not get into some other branch that you would like better. But such is army life andwe gave got to put up with it. When I mailed your letter Thursday afternoon I went to get some stamps at the office. And what do you know I closed the letter before I thought of myself. I send them to you today and also a two dollar bill so you can gety you some milk and other trifles. It surely is to bad if they do not pay you till December. I have let Sherman tear down the hen house across the way, he wanted the lumber to fix up some pig pens. I guess I will get about ten dollars out of it. That is better than nothing. So when I get the money I will pay the interest on that lot as it was due last month and that will be off my mind.

You said in your letter that Mort had more of a future to look forward to than you had because of Doris. I think you have just as mush of a future. And some of those day by God's help you will have a good girl to think of you and you of her.

It looks now as if the war would soon be over. Last Thursday afternoon and evening they had a celebration. The rumor was that Germany had surrendered. I did not feel that it was true so I did not enter in to it with any spirit. I had to go to the post office when I got to the hose house the torch light parade came up Dutcher St from the Town Hall. When they got to the hose house the hose trucks full of young folks joined them. In the parade I saw Dana Osgood and wife. Mildrid Nutting beating a small drum and Edgar Bacon a big drum and Mrs E. Bacon [?] Heath and a friend of Mildrids. There was a pile of people in it. In the afternoon they said George Albert and his daughter was in the parade. I did not see it as I went to Milford on the four o clock car. They closed the shops down. The girls and fellows were acting so the directors thought it better to close down. I think it is much better to wait till the President says so and we know it is a fact.

The daily papers all goes up to two cents and the Sunday papers to seven. I guess I shall have to cut out the Sunday paper because that is quite a lot to pay for three papers a week. What kind of papers do you get where you are now. Mr. Sheldon told me last night that Elbert Marro got a letter from Mort Sat and that he is well. I hope Elbert is satisfied now. You know he felt very bad because he did not have a letter from Mort.

I hope when I get your letter you will be all over them jabs. How much do you have to pay for a glass of milk. Now dear I shall have to close as I have to write Mort. Had a letter from Mrs Williamson yesterday inquiring for you [?] she wanted your both address. She is working in Ammu factory. I should thought Mable would not let her mother in there. She gets 22 1/2 cents a hour. But they are after the mighty dollar. I am feeling fine. God bless and keep you well. With loads of love and kisses for my son. How I would love to see you today

From your loving


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