November 12, 1917, 8:00P.M.

| December 31, 2010

Camp Lewis, Monday, November 12, 1917, 8 P.M. Dear Maw and Paw: The cookies came today, and say well, you know me and my feeling toward such “useless things”. They are fine. Many thanks! The watch also came thru 0 K and is running. Thanks. What do you think? It is strongly rumored about tonight […]

November 11, 1917

| December 29, 2010

Camp Lewis, Sunday, November 11, 1917. Dear Maw and Paw: We have just finished our “Sunday dinner”, and having finished washing our dishes are again free to do as we please. It started to rain again at 11 o’clock, and now it is coming down real earnest. It sounds good to hear it on the […]

November 4, 1917, 8:00A.M.

| December 27, 2010

Camp Lewis, Sunday, November 4, 1917, 8 A.M. Dear Folks: Just another line about something I forgot yesterday. I have a pillow which I wish you would make a slip for out of khaki. The size is about 24 by 16 inches. Better make it about 26 in. long by 16 in. wide. That will […]

November 2, 1917

| December 24, 2010

Camp Lewis, Friday, November 2, 1917 4:30 P.M. Dear Folks: It has been raining hard ever since noon, so they didn’t take us out this afternoon. We drilled four and a half hours this A.M. though. Received your cards and letters from L.A. OK. Also received some fine cookies from Aunt Emma and a fine […]

November 1, 1917

| December 22, 2010

Camp Lewis, Thursday, November 1, 1917. 8:30 A.M. Dear Folks: I am sending you some pictures and films that I took on the way up here. Most of the views enclosed are of Mt. Shasta but they are not clear at all. Partly due to hazy atmosphere, and mostly to poor printing, so if you […]

October 30, 1917

| December 20, 2010

Camp Lewis, Tuesday, October 30, 1917. 10 A.M. Dear Folks: Just a line. We have come back to barracks for a 10 min. rest. We drill eight and a half hours daily now, but we don’t mind it, as we are getting real “tough”, sure. Only news is this: Last night I had an informal […]

October 23, 1917

| December 17, 2010

Camp Lewis, Tuesday, October 23,1917. 12:30. Dear Maw: The cake came yesterday, and, say, maybe it didn’t taste fine. It reminded me of home. Many thanks. And here’s hoping you don’t forget the receipt when you get home. We have just finished dinner. Had some corn bread, pink beans, pickles and stew. The mess is […]

October 22, 1917

| December 15, 2010

Camp Lewis, Monday, October 22, 1917. Dear Folks: Just finished morning drill. Very cold and foggy this A.M. The fog is like a mist. Hands are so cold I can’t write, but we have a roaring fire started in our stove and we will soon be warm. I am the owner of a $100 Liberty […]

October 20, 1917

| December 13, 2010

Camp Lewis, October 20, 1917. Saturday, 5 P.M. Dear Maw and Paw: Congratulations for the anniversary. You will have to imagine this letter is a box of flowers, as it is as close as I can come to it. Suppose you both are enjoying your trip in Los Angeles. Received another letter from Grandmaw, in […]

October 16, 1917, 8:00P.M.

| December 10, 2010

October 16, 1917, 8:00P.M. Camp Lewis Dear Folks, Received your two letters this afternoon. Was mighty glad to get them. The wireless book came also. Thanks. Well, this evening for supper four of us went over to the mess room for the contractors and employees working on the camp. We paid 30 cts as we […]