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World War I Letters

31 December 1918: Amos Brenneman

letter letter

Lohndorf, Germany
Dec. 31 1918

Dear Sister,

I rec your letter no 13 yesterday
and also the 200. money order it sure
will come in good play, but if you
we have not less then 1 houndred
or 75 we have no money at all. You
can't go in a café, and by a dinner un
less 75 marks that 3.4 that is about
13 dollar, so you see we need know
money to by such as that, they ant
but 1 time I want money that is
when I get back to U.S. I am going
to by me a nice unform to ware
home, I wont know what
to do when I get where I can take a batch
and chang close ever once and a while
these darn lise first keep us wored
to death all the time I can't see how we
have as good helth as we do

because ever one in the Co is
just full of them, and know way
to get read of them, Into week after
we lonted in France I got thoese
thing on me and have not got
what of things yet, so you see what
kind of a life we have been living
for the last 12 month.
Well frome the looks frome
ever thing maby well be home
by the 4th of July. but we are
unlucky. I will bet we will be
the last one to leave, but I have
know luck coming, I think I was
offull lucky to get through this
thing alive, well I gess you had a good
time Xmas, I mean this was the happy
Xmas ever spent, we did not have
know more then any other day but
to think about the war being over
was what made ever body happy
So I will close.
So good by ansure soon
Amos D.


Lohndorf, Germany
Dec. 31, 1918

Dear Sister,

I received your letter no. 13 yesterday
and also the $200 money order; it sure
will come in good play, but if
we have not less than 1 hundred
or $75 we have no money at all. You
can't go in a café, and buy a dinner unless
you have 75 marks, that's 3.4, that is about
13 dollars, so you see we need no
money to buy such as that, they aint
but 1 time I want money, that is
when I get back to U.S. I am going
to by me a nice uniform to wear
home, I won't know what
to do when I get where I can take a bath
and change clothes every once in a while;
these darn lice just keep us worked
to death all the time. I can't see how we
have as good health as we do

because everyone in the Company is
just full of them, and there is no way
to get rid of them, not one week after
we landed in France I got those
things on me and have not got
rid of things yet, so you see what
kind of a life we have been living
for the last 12 months.
Well from the looks from
everything maybe we'll be home
by the 4th of July, but we are
unlucky. I will bet we will be
the last ones to leave, but I have
no luck coming; I think I was
awful lucky to get through this
thing alive; well I guess you had a good
time at Xmas, I mean this was the happiest
Xmas ever spent. We did not have
no more than any other day, but
to think about the war being over
was what made everybody happy,
So I will close.
So goodbye, answer soon.
Amos D.