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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-26-2005, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
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Letter From A Farm Kid


Dear Ma and Pa:

I am well. Hope you are. Tell Brother Walt and Brother Elmer the Marine
Corps beats working for old man Minch by a mile.
Tell them to join up quick before maybe all of the places are filled.

I was restless at first because you got to stay in bed till nearly 6
a.m., but 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. Men got to shave but it is not so bad, there's warm

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 till noon when you get fed again.

It's no wonder these city boys can't walk much. We go on "route
marches", which the platoon sergeant says are long walks to harden us.
If he thinks so, it's 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. The
country is nice but awful flat.

The sergeant is like a school teacher. He nags a lot.
The Capt. is like the school board. Majors and colonels just ride around
and frown. They don't bother you none.

This next will kill Walt and Elmer with laughing. I keep
getting medals for shooting. I don't know why. The bulls-eye is near as
big as a chipmunk head and don't move, and it ain't shooting at you like
the Higgett boys at home. All you got to do is lie there all
comfortable and hit it You don't even load your own cart ridges. 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 ain't like fighting with that ole bull
at home. I'm 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 I'm only 5'6" and 130 pounds, and he's 6'8" and weighs
near 300 pounds dry.

Be sure to tell Walt and Elmer to hurry and join before other fellers
get onto this setup and come stampeding in.

Your loving daughter,

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Hahahah! The ending was the best part.

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That's sad, Gail and I are the same size

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ah that was pretty good. wasnt expectin that at the end.
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Your "quote" is one of my favorites. If you are interested, the full quote, by George Orwell, is: "We Sleep Soundly in Our Beds Because Rough Men Stand Ready in the Night to Visit Violence on Those That Would Do Us Harm."

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yeah the ending is the greatest.
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i think...

gail was in my platoon...
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that was good!

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haha wasn't expecting the ending.

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