Letter from 29 June 1918 from Glenn to his mother

Letter dated 29 June 1918 from Glenn Kaiser to his mother

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On Active Service with the American Expeditionary Force
June 29, 1918

Dear Mother,
As it has been a long time since I got a letter and a long since I sent one I am feeling fine and having a good time. We have been up here at the front for some time. I know you would like to know where I am but we can not say. The last letter I sent to you I ask for some thing but you can send them so that will be all right. I can get them over here. We have had all kinds of rain here but it is fine now. I can’t tell anything about the war now but when I get back I can talk for a month and then have something to say. I would like to know if you got those things I sent to you and Olive?

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say this war will be over the four of July. Well if it is it will be a joke on me. It look like about five year to me. I hope that I am not right. They are putting up hay here now. They cut it by hand and have cows for horses and then they milk the cows the same as we do in the states. The woman does our laundry for about one tenth as they would there. Eggs are five Franks that is $one. I got some razor blades here that costs $1.20 there for $1 so that is the way it goes. I was going to send you $15 a month but I can’t do it because there is no way to get anything from home. I am sending you a little picture that a French soldier took for me. I do not know if it will get there but I hope it will. Well hope you are all well and know I would be just as glad to get home as you to see me. Answer soon.
Pvt. Glen M. Kaiser
Hdq. Co. 127 Inf.
A.E.F. na New York

Photo taken in late June 1918, taken by a French soldier. Glenn is in the back row, third from the left with a white apron on. This photo was likely taken in or near Haute Alsace, France. The other men are unidentified, but are likely from the 32nd division also.

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