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Somewhere July 14, 1918 Dearest "Babe" Hello sweetheart how are you today? Am fine and dandy only somewhat lonesome for you. But guess I will be that way for some time. Haven't a thing to do to pass away the time, and read a book for none seems to interest me any. But you know how I always was a times. Guess I will be better satified later. Hope so any way.
I have just finished dinner to which I did due justice for I was a hungry chap. Well Dearie, how is every thing? Are you any better satified than you were when I last heard from you? what are you doing these long lonesome sundays? Guess I will surprise you when I tell you I was to church today and am going again tonight. Babe I ran accross the Little writing which you put in my Little Book & nothing ever touched me more than those few little words which mean so much and with your help. (so far away from me) I entered to try from now on to live up to them. How is Mother? I hope she takes good care of you, and if you had of stayed in Washington I would of been worried half crazy. But I'm not going to worry much because I think you will be cared for during your time of trouble, and as soon
as possible let me hear from you Babe, as you know it is more important for me to hear than any thing at that time. "Gee" But I can't hardly wait. I was talking to Lieut Edich if you remember him, and he is just crazy to hear from his wife to find out whether it is a Boy or Girl. I told him I would be in the same boat in a few more weeks. I guess I got all your mail before I left Camp Merritt that is if you didn't mail any after you got my telegram
stating - no more telegrams But write as previously directed. I had written you almost every day I was there. We had a fine trip from Camp Lewis to Camp Merritt Well, Dearie there isn't much news that I have left out so will close for this time and will write again tomorrow Be a Brave Little Girl and write often. Don't
worry one bit about me, as I will take care of myself the Best I know how. And you know how much that is. Just remember what I have told you. be Brave Be Good to Mother My Love Best Wishes and thought are all yours. Kisses Yours Lovingly Capt. C.J. Minick Via New York Co. K 361st Inf. American Expeditionary Forces
From the service of Clarence James Minick, Mexican Border Service, Company B, 11th Infantry and the World War I Services, 361st Infantry, 91st Division.
|Date||July 14, 1918|
|Year Range from||1918|
|Year Range to||1918|
Minick, Clarence James
World War I