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World War I Letters

2 February 1918: Amos Brenneman

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Feb 2, 1918

Somewhere in Franc

Dear folks
How or you all injoying life
this cold winter,
This leave me feeling fine and
hope it will find you all the same
We sure have hude some cold weather
over in this part of the world
our first snow has lasted over
a month.
It sure gone hard with us who or not
use to so much snow.
Say Jack Haney got a discarge a few
days ago if he wint strate on to Winfield
he ought to be home there by now I am
sure you will see him get all of the news
Say have you herd frome me sench I
have cross over
I have writeing time or to have not recived
any ansure so I hope you all will get this
one

I got a packet frome Corda C. day
I sure did injoy eating some of that
old U.S. Candy and smoking some
good cigar.
Because that sure is something you
don't see in this part of the world if
you do it take rich man to get it
you don't have eny idea how hie stuff
is over here.
But we have as nice time as is expeced
[We?] have a goode Y.M.C.A had a few moveing
pictures the other night injoy our self
fine, and games and all others past time
we can get up.
Say what is Roy doing now and
has papa still got his old job the last
letter I got from Ben he talk like
they was going to get him in the drafted
army I hope they did not.
Is Della still at Guin? how is she and
Lynn getting by now.

Well I hope it wont be long until
we get to go back to the old U.S.A
Well I gess this is about as much as
the law alow,
So tell ever body I am making it
right tell to write every day I am anxious
to here frome you all,
We can only rite one
letter at a time so I will right as
often as I can so I will close
hopeing
to here from you soon
Pvt Amos D Brennman
COC 167 U.S. inf
A.S.F. N.I.A New York


Feb 2, 1918

Somewhere in France

Dear folks,
How are you all enjoying life
this cold winter?
This leaves me feeling fine and
hope it will find you all the same.
We sure have had some cold weather
over in this part of the world;
our first snow has lasted over
a month.
It sure has gone hard with us who are not
used to so much snow.
Say, Jack Haney got a discharge a few
days ago; if he went straight on to Winfield
he ought to be home there by now. I am
sure you will see him and get all of the news.
Say, have you heard from me since I
have crossed over?
I have written home but have not received
any answer so I hope you all will get this
one.

I got a packet from Corda C. today.
I sure did enjoy eating some of that
old U.S. candy and smoking some
good cigars.
because that sure is something you
don't see in this part of the world -- if
you do, it takes a rich man to get it.
You don't have any idea how high stuff
is over here.
But we have as nice a time as is expected
We have a good Y.M.C.A; had a few moving
pictures the other night. Enjoyed ourselves
fine, and games and all others pastimes
we can get up.
Say what is Roy doing now, and
has papa still got his old job? The last
letter I got from Ben he talked like
they was going to get him in the drafted
army. I hope they did not.
Is Della still at Guin? how is she and
Lynn getting by now?

Well I hope it won't be long until
we get to go back to the old U.S.A.
Well I guess this is about as much as
the law allows,
So tell everybody I am making it
right. Tell to write every day; I am anxious
to hear from you all.
We can only write one
letter at a time, so I will write as
often as I can, so I will close
hoping
to hear from you soon.
Pvt Amos D Brennman
COC 167 U.S. inf
A.S.F. N.I.A New York