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 Letter to mother [1/14/1919]

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Somewhere on the Atlantic

Jan 14 1919

My Dear Mother

I am somewhere bouncing over the briny deep; “Homeward Bound” on the Good Ship U.S.S. “New Hampshire” we expect to land at New-Port News, Va about Jan 24.

You can not imagine the feeling it gives a fellow to know he is going “Home” after spending nine months in Beautiful France. The man that said that is not right.

It has been a long time since I wrote home. (Dec 3 I believe We told that we would leave France as soon as we got to a seaport. Well we landed at Brest Dec 13 and stayed there until Jan 8. They kept us ^very^ busy working. I guess we didsuch good work they did not want to let us go. It does not rain any more than 25 or 30 times every 24 hours at Brest with short 2 minutes between rains.

The first two or three days of this trip were very rough and rocky. Everybody had that sickly smile, as tho’ they were trying to make out the other fellow was the sickest to my surprise I did not get sea sick at all.

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