Letter Home from a Farm Kid

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  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Found at fireplaceguy's blog:
    InvertebrateNation: Letter Home from a Farm Kid

    Letter Home from a Farm Kid

    Dear Ma and Pa,

    I am well. Hope you are.

    Tell Brother Walt and Brother Elmer the Marine Corps
    beats working for old man Minch by a mile. Tell them to
    join up quick before all of the places are filled.

    I was restless at first because you got to stay in
    bed till nearly 6 AM. but I am getting so I like to sleep

    Tell Walt and Elmer all you do before breakfast is
    smooth your cot, and shine some things.

    No hogs to slop, feed to pitch, mash to mix, wood to
    split, fire to lay.

    Practically nothing.

    Men got to shave but it is not so bad,there's warm

    Breakfast is strong on trimmings like fruit juice,
    cereal, eggs, bacon, etc., but kind of weak on chops,
    potatoes, ham, steak, fried eggplant, pie and other
    regular food,

    But tell Walt and Elmer you can always sit by the
    two city boys that live on coffee.

    Their food plus yours holds you till noon when you
    get fed again.

    It's no wonder these city boys can't walk much. We
    go on 'route marches,' which the platoon sergeant
    says are long walks to harden us.

    If he thinks so, it's not my place to tell him

    A 'route march' is about as far as to our mailbox at

    Then the city guys get sore feet and we all ride
    back in trucks.

    This will kill Walt and Elmer with laughing. I keep
    getting medals for shooting. I don't know why.

    The bulls-eye is near as big as a chipmunk head and it
    don't even move, and it ain't shooting at you like the
    Higgett boys at home. All you got to do is lie there all
    comfortable and hit it. You don't even load your own
    cartridges. They come in boxes.

    Then we have what they call hand-to-hand combat
    training. You get to wrestle with them city boys.

    I have to be real careful though, they break real

    It ain't like fighting with that ole bull at home

    I'm about the best they got in this except for that
    Tug Jordan from over in Silver Lake.

    I only beat him once.

    He joined up the same time as me, but I'm only 5'6'
    and 130 pounds and he's 6'8' and near 300 pounds dry.

    Be sure to tell Walt and Elmer to hurry and join
    before other fellers get onto this setup and come
    stampeding in.

    Your loving daughter,

    Carol :D
  2. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member


    Good for Carol! :lol:
  3. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    Yeah, I think I dated her,...... once.
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