France Oct 24/1917
Dear Mother & All:
Just droping you a few lines to let you know that I am still well & kicking. I have sent wizz-bangs lately because we were out resting & billeted in barns some distance from Y.M.C.A.s & it was difficult to get paper. Had the pleasure of helping some French farmers pull their mangles and believe me we made short work of what would have been a weeks work for the farmer himself. In payment he gave us a light lunch which was sure appreciated even if it was light.
It is beastly sloppy now & it looks as though it doesn't intend to stop raining until next spring. Those top boots you mentioned will sure come in handy this winter & please stick a few eats & smokes as I'm beastly hungry.
Well mother this is all at present. Hoping this finds you all well.
Your Loving Son