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World War I Letters

8 May 1918: Roy Brenneman

letter letter letter envelope envelope


Dear sis,
Your letter rec. o.k.-
glad to hear all were
well,
I guess the people there
are buissy foriming [farming]
now. it sure is
warm here now but
there is a cool brease
most all the time
we can sleep good
at nights,
yes I would like to
go home while Dell
and Cora are there
but don't guess I can
get off at this time.

We will go on gun
practice soon – then
next month the
mine boat will be
here so we will have
to plant mines all the
month, so we don't
get any pass or fer-
lough un till after
that we are buissy
most all the time.
Well I don't think
Clyde would like
the army at all.
At least there are not
many people that does
but we are not here because
we like it. it is one
place that one has

to hold there temper
for it is tried out
every day by some
one. it is a great
offence to strike a
soldier or to fight
no I haven't heard from
Amos since Feb. –
Well I hope this finds
each and all well
leaves me o.k.
as ever your
Bro

Roy


Dear sis,
Your letter received o.k.--
glad to hear all were
well.
I guess the people there
are busy farming
now. It sure is
warm here now, but
there is a cool breeze
most all the time.
We can sleep good
at nights.
Yes I would like to
go home while Dell
and Cora are there
but don't guess I can
get off at this time.

We will go on gun
practice soon – then
next month the
mine boat will be
here so we will have
to plant mines all the
month, so we don't
get any pass or fur-
lough until after
that; we are busy
most all the time.
Well I don't think
Clyde would like
the army at all.
At least there are not
many people that does
but we are not here because
we like it. It is one
place that one has

to hold their temper
for it is tried out
every day by some-
one. It is a great
offence to strike a
soldier or to fight.
No, I haven't heard from
Amos since Feb. –
Well, I hope this finds
each and all well.
Leaves me o.k.
As ever, your
Bro,

Roy