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World War I Letters

17 April 1918: Amos Brenneman

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SomeWhere in F
April 17 1918

Dear sister
I rec. your box
this afternoon while
eating supper. I mean
I sure was glade to here the
mail call out because
I was expecting it
every minet. that candy
sure was fine I could
not hardly set still
and eat it. Then after
eat some candy get to
smoke a good cigar
sure did go fine,

be sure and tell [Monie?]
that those cigar was
higley apa, and
wash it was so I could
return the favor –
It sure is a grate favor
to get eny thing like that
because it sure inpossible
to get such as that
in know man country
you know how long
I have been over here and
beside I have been all over
this country even to Parish
I never have seen eny candy
are cigar, cigarettes

unless they ware in a
Y.M.C.A. I gess you
think just like I did
before I came to this cou-
ntry. That it was
bilt up like U.S. but
nothe compard with U.S.
I was place where the
Roman soldier march
throw. Bible speak of
that place.

This sure is a
old country. I will put
a picture of one of our town
in here maby you will
get it.

Well I have just got
back frome a few
week duty in the
trenches. I will have a
few days rest here.
I sure hope this spring
that there will be some
chang made, because I
hope we wont haft
to spend a nothere winter
over here. look like
summer will never
come here it still
cold, I am sure you
have hade some warm
weather have you not

Well today one year
ago I walk out
to the fair ground to
be a soldier. But I did
not have the least idea
of being in F. at this
time.

But if my good
luck continues and I
can get back on the dear
old U.S. soild once more
safe and sound I mean
good timer hade better
hide, Because I am go-
ing to see my part
make up for lost time

I have often heard of war
and saw it in [movies?]
But I can see the real
thing and have it ever
hour in the day.
I have faird meny shots
wheather where I hit
are not I do not know
I gess I have written to
much all ready so I
will thank you all once
more for [boxes?] witch
I was glade to get,
Witch was hightley
apa [appreciated?] by me
and my best friend,

So I will close for
time hope this will
find you all as it leave
me all o.k. frome Amos
Co. C 167 U.S. Inf. A.E.F. [N.I.A.x]


Somewhere in France
April 17, 1918

Dear sister,
I received your box
this afternoon while
eating supper. I mean
I sure was glad to hear the
mail call out because
I was expecting it
every minute. That candy
sure was fine; I could
not hardly sit still
and eat it. Then after
eating some candy I got to
smoke a good cigar.
Sure did go fine.

be sure and tell Monie
that those cigars was
highly appreciated, and
wish it was so I could
return the favor –
It sure is a great favor
to get anything like that
because it is sure impossible
to get such as that
in no-man's country.
You know how long
I have been over here and
beside I have been all over
this country, even to Paris
I never have seen any candy
or cigars, cigarettes

unless they were in a
Y.M.C.A. I guess you
think just like I did
before I came to this cou-
ntry, that it was
built up like U.S. but it is
nothing compared with U.S.
I was at a place where the
Roman soldiers marched
through. The Bible speaks of
that place.

This sure is an
old country. I will put
a picture of one of our towns
in here; maybe you will
get it.

Well I have just got
back from a few
weeks duty in the
trenches. I will have a
few days rest here.
I sure hope this spring
that there will be some
change made, because I
hope we won't have
to spend another winter
over here. Looks like
summer will never
come here; it is still
cold, I am sure you
have had some warm
weather, have you not?

Well today one year
ago I walked out
to the fairground to
be a soldier. But I did
not have the least idea
of being in France at this
time.

But if my good
luck continues and I
can get back on the dear
old U.S. soil once more
safe and sound, I mean,
good times had better
hide, because I am go-
ing to see my part
make up for lost time.

I have often heard of war
and saw it in movies,
but I can see the real
thing and have it every
hour in the day.
I have fired many shots,
where I hit
or not I do not know.
I guess I have written too
much already, so I
will thank you all once
more for boxes which
I was glad to get,
which was highly
appreciated by me
and my best friend,

So I will close for
time; hope this will
find you all as it leaves
me all o.k. from Amos
Co. C 167 U.S. Inf. A.E.F. [N.I.A.x]