Did Ya Know?... The VFW Mens Auxiliary has canceled the turkey shoot Sunday.
Did Ya Know?... The Recycling Center will be open for operation from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Monday, December 28, 2009. Normal days are Tue. - Sat.
Dear Ma and Pa:
I am well. Hope you are too. Tell Brother Walt and Brother Elmer that the Marine Corps beats working for old man Minch by a mile. Tell them to join up quick before all of the places are filled.
I was restless at first because you got to stay in bed till nearly 6 a.m., but I am getting so I like to sleep late. Tell Walt and Elmer all you do before breakfast is smooth your cot and shine some things. No hogs to slop, feed to pitch, mash to mix, wood to split, fire to lay... practically nothing. Men got to shave but its not so bad... theres warm water. Breakfast is strong on trimmings like fruit juice, cereal, eggs, bacon, etc., but kind of weak on chops, potatoes, ham, steak, fried eggplant, pie, and other regular food, but tell Walt and Elmer you can always sit by the two city boys that live on coffee. Their food plus yours holds you til noon when you get fed again. Its no wonder these city boys cant walk much.
We go on "route marches," which the platoon sergeant says are long walks to harden us. If he thinks so, its not my place to tell him different. A "route march" is about as far as to our mailbox at home. Then the city guys get sore feet and we all ride back in trucks.
This next will kill Walt and Elmer with laughing. I keep getting medals for shooting. I dont know why. The bulls-eye is near as big as a chipmunk head and dont move, and it aint shooting at you like the Higgett boys at home. All you got to do is lie there all comfortable and hit it. You dont even load your own cartridges. They come in boxes.
Then we have what they call hand-to-hand combat training. You get to wrestle with them city boys. I have to be real careful though, they break real easy. It aint like fighting with that ole bull at home. Im about the best they got in this except for that Tug Jordan from over in Silver Lake. I only beat him once. He joined up the same time as me, but Im only 56" and 130 pounds and hes 68" and near 300 pounds dry.
Be sure to tell Walt and Elmer to hurry and join up before other fellers get onto this setup and come stampeding on in.
Your loving daughter,
Unable to secure Employment.
A broad shouldered man, in good flesh, with rosy cheeks, a comfortable suit of clothers, fur cap and brand new boots, is working the citizens of Carthage for the price of a meal, the meal itself he politely declines.
He says that he is unable to procure work, as the authorities only allow him to remain in one place a couple of days.
A prominent physician yesterday directed him to the Charity Union, but the fellow replied that he had one experience with a similar organization and had worked two hours on a rock pile, and in return had received a ten cent meal. He hails from Oronogo last.
Mrs. Briol returned from Pierce City, last night, where she has been for the past month instructing a large class in water color painting.
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