France, 1915

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Hello dear Mother,

It was wonderful to get your letter. You'll have to forgive me for taking so long, but this is the first time I've had a chance to sit down and write.

Please tell Helena I miss her big Sunday breakfasts. We had breakfast for supper tonight, and while it was good I'd go hungry for a week if I got a chance to have one of her big meals. I hope someone is sneaking Larsen something. He's an old dog so there's no harm in giving him a bit of ham or bacon now and again. I'm glad to hear that Daniel has gotten over the flu. His health wasn't the best when he was over here, so it's a good thing that he's not sleeping in the muck with me.

The gloves you sent are keeping me quite warm as I write. Those Red Cross girls did a good job and everyone is pleased with them.

I am well. I have been having some trouble in one ear lately, but it's probably just the water getting into it. No matter how hard I try, it's tough to stay dry.

I will write a longer letter when I get the chance. I hope to be billeted soon and sleep in a warm bed.

All my love,


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