and you would't have been surprised at a bunch of hogs eating if you had been with us coming across.
We lived ten days on hard tack and can Willie (corn beef). Honestly I was so weak I couldn't hardly
stand up for nothing to eat and standing hard steaming watches sure put us out of commission. We were
seventeen days at sea. I haven't gotten any mail since I left the states March 5th. Gee! But I letter sure
will look good. Myrtle you don't (know?) what a glorious feeling runs through me when we first saw
U.S. Coast and then when we entered N.Y. Harbor and the American flog flying everywhere and the
Statue of Liberty standing out in the harbor. Well, there isn't any use trying to tell you or describe the
feeling for it is ineffable. The only way you could ever know is to be away from your