• Flea Market Love Letters

March 25, 1918.




Dear Mother:

I suppose you are getting anxious to hear from me. I thought I would wait until after the examinations before I wrote. We came to Ft. McDowell Saturday afternoon. We took the first of the examinations Sunday night and finished Monday morning. There was about one hundred to be examined. The examinations are pretty strict but I passed nevertheless. I am in the 17th company field artillery. I have got my uniform already. Don’t know how long I will stay on the Island nor where I will go next. There are plenty of amusements here. They have picture shows every night, plays, lectures, boxing and wrestling matches in the Y.M.C.A. and a skating rink. We have plenty to eat and good sleeping quarters.

I sent my clothes home today. When you get them look in the watch pocket and see if you can find ten dollar bill. I left it in there and never thought of it until after I’d sent the clothes away. If you find it please send it as I need to buy a watch and razor.

Do not send it hough until I write again as i don’t know how long I will be here. Well, how is everything in Pismo? How are the kids getting along with the tractor? Well I guess I will close now as it is getting late.


Your son,

Walter

17th Company

Field Artillery

Ft. McDowell

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