liOTl-IER OF THE HONTH , '
(Each, i-'-onth sonc ;iothor with a boy in Uio 's-c^rvico
will bo asked to V\;ritc a I'ettcni.-f’or"this btilletin,
.\ telling 70U hoYi it foolc to bn at miting for
/'"ii* your letters and your return.)
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/ Dear Boys in the Service:
/ / j ) X have been asked to'Vi/rito you through the
I f ) iiHot Off The Hoover Rail”,- and, not being very
\/ i’ood at writing, I’n still very happy to try,
\ .r^ ;.■> V I think it is an honor to bo able to m-ite so
I \ r.any soldiers at .^ne tijie. 17e Mothers
} —;•■ be soldiers too, for you Icnow iiothers worry their
/ V. sons tliat cxo ar,)c.y in the Service. If it wore true
I ^ that the boi^s were tied to their Mother’s apron
strings, then v/e would be worrying over the possi-
bilit:'^ of then getting loose. It is silly to tell
v;oi.ien not to worry,oven the youngest -^f then know tha.t it. Cvannot help though.
They can, as President Roosevolt suggests, pray not only on Thanlcsgiving and
Now Years Day, but every day for ultiinte victory.
I see nost of the Iiothers each week that have boys in'the Service and
wo have a grand tiiae telling the latest news froa each one of you. You know
our neeting place is usuaU^' at the Post Office or the grocery store and I
have iiade iiany new friends :;f I.others v;ho have sons in the Service. It
always scolis that I have knuvm then for a long, long, tirie. We are so
proud of all of you that v/hcn you return hojie we wi3J. look so mch younger
that 2''ou won’t realize we have had a birthday. Iiothers shouldn’t have a
birthday but every five j.’-ears after they have passed forty anyvjay.
vTell, I don’t see/.; to loiow anj’" news but I think you boys that are not
narried w ould lHic for sor.ie one fron ,the outside to tell you what your
very best girl does to araiso herself while you are avi/ay. r/olllllll---vjhon
they c01:10 hone frjn work, they stay at hone and knit, or go to a iiovie
occasionalljr^ and rjost inportant of all, write you a letter each day.
On Sunday they can be found at Church and their constant prayer is for
your safety and early return to 3-our hone and your loved ones. Honestly,
they are behaving very nicely and arc just as sweet as v;hen you left«
Boys, attend the Chapel sorviccs at your base, or visit s -ao churh
in the neighbc^ring town. I’l: sv^re that you will alv/ays find that you
are as welC'^ne as you would be at your h^ne church.
In closing, I would lilce to leave v;ith you this llov/ Year’s thought,
I said to the nan i;ho stood at the gate of the year, "Give no a light
that I nay tread safely into the unlaiov;n.” He replied, "Go out into
the darkness and put your hand into the hand of G'od -rnd that shall be
to you, better than a light and safer thrji a known way,”
I'iay God keep you, rjy sons.
i>s. B.J, Southards