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I have been asked to be the
Father of the Month, and m glad
to have this opportunity of tell
ing the boys from our town the ,
nov/s I have been able to gather,
T/e are all r/orking hard
these days, trying to help in
every v;ay to do our part in •
\7inning this -v/ar, and to shot?
the boys (our boys) that we are
right behind them all the time.
Suppose you boys are doing
like Charlie, and sending your
Mother a V/ar Bond, as the boys in the service seem to be as anxious not only to
fig^it but to help pay for the v;ar by buying bonds out of their pay each month, and
sending them home to the folks for safe-keeping.
We think of all of you all the time, tmd miss you very, very much. It is rlways
a delict to all of us to hear from you, and vre always tell each other what ve have
heard from our boy or boys, so that we know hor; all of you are doing, and our
prayers go out to j’-ou daily.
Victory gardens are the thing here these days, and they are beginning to show
up noxv that we are having some v.'ana weather, so ypu see every one is trying to do
their part in the war, even though some can do very little, and you boys will have
to do most of it. We older men would love to be able to be vath you to help you,
but this war is one for young men, so you vdll have to do the fitting.
I was mighty glad to get a letter from Thurman Laughlin from North Africa, and
he was well rnd happy,' Our boys really did a good job in North Africa, and v;e are
all very proud of them, but we knev7 they ;vould give a good account of'themselves,
as they have always been able to do that when called on by their town, state or
You boys have one thing about v;hich you do not have to worry cJfid about v/hich
we are having'a hard time, and thctis the point, system, jtwould take a lawyer to •
figure it out, and there are none in'the store, but we do the best we can; however,
it takes lots of e^qjlaining at times, rnd'some popple never do iinderstcnd the
thing, but wo try to be patient with tliem, and get by in fairly good shape. Meat
is scarcc riid Morris Bovman has less hair on his head thru ho did when yoa left
trying to scratch up enough for every one, 17e get steak about once a week, but
can find chickens and fish, so wo do not go hungry, but you never hear any one
como in and call for five pounds of steak or three pounds of sausage. They have
found out they caii do on one pound,
V/o are gc,tting better acquainted vdth each other these days as we do not get
riiy gas, so have to stay at homo and tall: to our nei^bors, and wo find we like
it,'It certainly mrJces people live'different lives from v'hat they did before the
r/ar, but all arc cheerful about it, as all of us wish to- do everything in our
power to'get you boys back homo just as soon as possible, and, if it takes gasoline
to do it, then you can have ours.
Talce care of yourselves. We are thinking of you and praying for you.
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