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My dear Mrs Shaw Dear friend Lizzette : - Knowing that you are going to France this summer on that very unusual and wonderful journey I am thinking first of your boy over there and how difficult it is going to be to make it some thing to be remembered with comfort and consolation - but out of it I am sure there will come not only a peace but certain pride - For these young lives could not go out without a mother feeling such things.
In thinking of you I am thinking also of that dear aunt, Aunt Somers, whom I know would say if she were here. Yes, I think it would be nice for you to give Lizzette something with which she can do something there or buy a souvenir over there - So will you please accept This check? It goes to you with mingle feelings of many pleasant thoughts of a picture in my mind of the old farm place where all was bright and well out in and a darked eyed girl and a fine old lady appreciate each other and respected each other and had real affection for Each other is that not so? So please accept this offering with Every good wish for an interesting, profitable and happy journey. I am sincerely and cordially your old friend - Helen Logan. (Mrs J.E.) 40 East 44th St. Kansas City, Mo.
From the service of Private Walter G. Shaw, 18th Infantry Band, 1st Division. With band tour of Italy 2-3/18. Gassed at Cantigny 5/4/18. Died at No. Charpentry in the Argonne.
World War I