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Tliis is the first time
I have attempted to write
for the other Fathers, but
hope, they will approve of
this letter. V/e miss you a
lot_, no one else can take
your place, at the table.
The old car is a little
ashamed, for you are not
here to v/ash her. We do
not hear from you much,
but I guess you are busy.
We v\rant .you to bake good care of yourself so you will not loose any time in
training. Vfe ;vant you to have the best of preparation, this will help you to
be able.to take care of yourself in time of danger. We are glad that you
have made such a good record in so mxiny \vays. Girls arc fine but you had
better make some inquiries before you date one. Some Japanese boys got in
trouble bocauso they didn't knov/ how danger:-us it was to mess around with
The folks back here arc anxious for your return and are planning for chicken
stcT/s, barbecues, and Brunswick Stcvis. The Chickens, Hog rJid Garden business
is on a boom, so you go ahead and turn the trick oJid hurry home for a good
timo, a rest spell, and then go to work in peacc. If Chickens, hogs, gardens
and food crops will help v/in the v/ar you can say that it will soon be over.
We are glad that most of you bojrs are able to take the training, any who
for any reason, come back will soon don their civilian clothes and be at
srme defense job doing as much as they can to help. Saj' son, did you hear
about the man dying suddenly in the cafe the other day? He vjas sv/allov/ing
a bite of meat and some thoughtless person hollov;ed whoa I and the meat
stopped and choked hdJti, Tlie horse \;ouldn’t have been killed but he wanted
to get into active service, without any training.
Son, stay out of the middle of the road, it looks like Roirjnel is home-sick
and if he comes that way he will run right over you. Let him get fifty
yards up the road before you fii’e, I always want to give a fellow a chance.
If you see Hitler before he leaves give him a great send-off, and I’ll give
you a ,cup of sweetened coffee for the gun.
V/oll, so long and do be good and be crj^eful.
(Goo. V/. Clay)