Letter to Mother

February 15, 1919 – Letter to Robert’s mother:

Dear Mother,

The reason I am writing this today is I have heard some news. The Frogs tell us “le guerre par finish” which means the war is not over. There seems to be some trouble about making the Huns comply with the terms of the Armistice so the talk is going around that the Allies are going to make them comply so we are billed for Germany. Well if we can’t go home it sure will be a relief to get away from these awful French, but I don’t put too much stock in rumors. We may not go.

Winter seems to be over now. We only had about 4 days of it. Just the coldest day an order came out that there would be no fires in the billets. What do you think about that for brains. We just disobeyed it and in a few days we will have a new Regimental Commander. They are letting all officers that came across with us to take command so they can go back with us. We had another inspection today. Some Major was the inspecting officer and we passed a very good inspection.

Well I better quit + wash out my underwear and a shirt.

Lovingly, Rob.

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