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18 May1918
exact date of 18 of May 1918
day of the month 18 May 1918
calendar day - 05 of May year - 1918
month of Maydecade of the 1910s.
1900s century

To: Miss Alice H. Jones
Estherville, Iowa.

From: Chissir
Madison, Wisconsin.


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Dearest Alice
I received your letter last night and another tonight with those pictures I was certainly glad to get both I was happily surprised tonight when I got that one as I didnt expect it being I got the one last night I wanted to answer the one I got last night all day but was kind of afraid to But when I got the one I could not help answering and then anyway there is no one sick
But he was

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and the fellows downstairs are write so I am going to answer

It helps to pass away the time and it seems just like talking to you when I get your letters But then I keep myself pretty busy all the time Yesterday morning I was fishing I caught a Perch and a Rock Bass Another fellow caught a Piceral We have about or poles and we get out on a long pier of rock you can see them on that picture of Harry standing by the boat When one

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fellow gets tired of fishing another takes the pole We have a box down by the lake sore with about fish in it I dont know what they will do with them

My but it was a swell evening last night the lake was just like a mirror There was about canoes out on the lake and several launched Then there was some college fellows out there with "" and guitars and they come up close to the shore and played for us until we were called to quarters When I went

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bed I could not go to sleep for a long time I just lay there and of all the thing that came into my mind It certainly dont seem like war to me I am enjoying myself even if we are only allowed about a hundred feet of lake shore and the back alley

I did not tell you that I was in with the worst cases When I wrote the other day there were sixteen of us separated from the rest that was the reason we had to get out on the

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but we were let out with the other fellows yesterday That is down to the lake shore There is about of us in this bunch and the rest are down on the main floor They go to school and are allowed to write letters but do not go down town There has not been any cases since Tuesday so I guess we have it stopped Say I hardly recognized myself in those pictures I seem so strange to see my self dressed up with a

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and tie

Say why didnt you tell me to comb my hair when you took that one where I was on the stump When I look at this pictures I certainly wish to see you and I am thinking a hundred kisses from you dearest Alice

There are certainly temptations in the Army life and its you that is helping me overcome them I will have to let you tell you when I see you Evem with