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To the ones that thought of a way to keep the boys that are in service from
Lawndale, posted on our home folks and the news between the ones in service, you
friends couldn’t have thought of a better plan. I have surely enjoyed our home
town paper and I Imav the others have also, I v;ant to thank you and the ones that
helped you make it possible for us to get the news this '^and way. Keep them
Now me know how much the "Hoover Rail" and the home folks mean to us.
Tell Miss Effie (we vdll never'stop ca32ing her that) that we didn’t know
she vd-th Mrs, Caldr;ell, Mrs. Forney, Mrs. Mauney, Mrs, Richard, Mr. Hart and all
the others had it in them, but we found out at a good time. And the front page
is always a book in' itself. If you could get Burg Southards stopped long enough
to snap his picture, why not all the bosses from Cleveland Mill & Power Company
to,father on the front page. That would be v/orth fifty cents in itself.
^7ell, sometimes when our day’s vrark is through and we get to thinking about
things, T^e wonder what is going on dovm Lawndale Main Street ~ We see Ed V/ease
locking the gas pump, then vre see Aunt Lou Pritchard come out her front door and >
give some kid some large boxes of food, V/e knov; someone is going to do some big •
eating at the mill that night and as v;e smell the good cooked food, as it passes,
viQ wish it was us.
Then v;e see Mr, Wesson going to feed his hogs - see Tal V/allace go by with
a load of sandwiches and drinks - see John V/ease racing from the filling station,
trying to get to the drink v/agon before Tal does.
Then we look up the hill and see a little fellovir and a nice lady walking along,
- We Imov; that is Burg and Mrs. Southards talcing their afternoon v^alk - as we v;alk
up the street, we sec Mrs. Sam Lee putting her milk bottles in the car to'go home
- V(fe see a crowd gathered in front of Forties Ciife, and just as T;e thought, Jake
Ward is telling another one, or is it the one hfe told last nite - Yes, but it has
grown so it is still interesting.
Then the quiet spell is shattered by an awful noise, O.S. Hunt’s bus is
coming around the buildings, calling for its crowd to go to the shovj. You ask Oph
if the sho;r is good, when you knov/ the ansxver already, "It is the best show of the
year" he say^, and if we had shows on Sunday, according to him, there would be
365 best sh0\7s of the year.
Tell Andy Pritchard that I am getting ready to tell the PIGCEST ONE lYhen v/e
all get back. I vdll have a chance, as Stick Elliott and Jake Yfcrd are not in the
Service so they could compete rdth us.
Best regards to you and keep a good thing rolling.
Pvt, Charles Cloninger
M.P, Det,, Ft, McClellan, Ala,
(This letter by Charles, is so descriptive of every-day life in Lawndale, that we
felt It merited a page by itself. We enjoyed it very much, end are sure you boys,
rnd the folks back home, will also get a big kick out of it,)
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