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Date: May 2nd 1918

[To: Mrs E.K. Ramsey
C/o Mr J.R. Arkley
602 North E St.
Tacoma Wash.

May 2nd 1918.

My Own Dear Mother,

I am sending this letter in care of Uncle Jack in case you have moved. I have not very much to say Mother dear, so I guess my letter will not be very long. I do hope Mother you have done what I asked you for Charlotte. The money arrived safe, and I am getting her a watch. So I hope you will get her something nice. Well I hope you had a very pleasant time on Dad’s Birthday. I think I told you to make Eve a present of some money and also to get yourself and Dad something. We are having splendid weather just now and I am in the very best of health. Everybody in South Shields are also keeping fine. Mary Young writes me often, and wishes to be remembered to you all. She sent me her picture, and she looks very nice.

Dear Mother I guess you will be pleased to know that I have now got my good conduct stripe. I should have had it two years ago, only on my 19th birthday, Terry and I went without a pass to a little town for a feed of eggs and chips to celebrate the day, we got caught and six days pay stopped and therefore got no conduct stripes. But since then I have been very good and have had no punishment for 2 years and 4 months. So you see your son is a good boy. But that does not say I have never done anything wrong for I have been to see Charlotte three or four time since we left her place, but I have not been caught. But that is not a serious offence. Well Mother dear I think that is about all. Everything is going fine and Fritz is getting it in the neck good and hard Give my love to everybody and tell Eve that I know she is very busy, but if ever she finds a minute to write to me, to use it and write to Charlotte instead for Charlotte will write to me and tell me what Eve has to say.

Give my love to Dad, hope he is well.

Best love and kisses to Yourself

Your Loving Son

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