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22 May1918
exact date of 22 of May 1918
day of the month 22 May 1918
calendar day - 05 of May year - 1918
month of Maydecade of the 1910s.
1900s century


To: Mother and Dad Driscoll
Dubique, 159 Kaufman Avenue.


From: Private Lewis Driscoll First Recuit Company
Fort William, Maine.


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Dear Mother and Dad

No mail today but suppose you have not received an answer to your letter but a few days ago I wrote day before yesterday I wrote Hazel a few days ago in regards to receiving pen and watch But suppose she is kept rather busy doing house cleaning Well today we had a regular "fall" day It was cloudy and cold all day It felt as if winter was returning But suppose we will have weather again shortly How is it at home Guess you are all roasting to death with the heat

I took the second class gunners examination this morning but don





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know if I passed or not I guess we will know in about a week or two Heres hoping that Ive passed not only for the honor of it but it brings two dollars more every month

I received a dandy box of candy yesterday from a telephone operator I dont know if you ever heard me talking about her but I used to talk to her over the lines working at the phone office She is the night toll operator at Waterloo also I have received several letters and she sure is an interesting writer Like mostly all they wish to know is how a soldiers life or days are spent I often try to remember that Davenport operators name but cant recall it Her first name was Ellen but what was her second name I cant remember or her house address





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How did your "Red Cross" work turn out I often wish I had one of them they sure have all of the soldiers needs for repairing or mending the clothes Which is something I have not Talk about your fogs we thought we had pretty bad ones at home but they ought to see the fog that comes up around here Maybe it will be crystal clear and then all of a sudden you cant see your hand in front of you There is a heavy fog out here and a fog is sure bellowing a fellow one has to get used to an awful noise when he lives where a fog haze blows

Ray Willie and the rest of the Dubuque boys are paid and dandy and we are always together But Ray is on guard duty tonight and it seems that it either





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or something ever time the st company goes on guard But I have struck it rather lucky of late I guess Ethel wonders why I never answered that letter of hers but dont really know why myself but will get down to it one of these days The YMCA by Poillord has erected a new building here in the fort so Ive had the previlliage of using the writing room We sure have a dandy bunch of fellows in the company A fellow doesnt have to go out of the barracks for a good time Every night they are either having a boxing match for the fun of it I got a good knock the other night But its all for fun and when a fellow does get hit it isnt very hard





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So when ever it isnt pleasant out we arrange to stage our own pastimes Tell Mother thanks for having wrote to me and go down in the "Day Room" and play checkers or either watch them box Will write tomorrow or next day Write often Remaining

your loving son
Lewis


PS When you send that stuff of mine write so I will be able to know when I will get it I often wish I had a ring here as most of the fellows have their rings and theres no possibility of anybody stealing it if a fellow always has it on





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