Letter from Glenn Kaiser to his mother Jan 27, 1919

Letter from Glenn Kaiser to his mother January 27, 1919

[page 1]
Goddert, Germany
Jan. 27, 1919

Dear Mother,
Just a line to let you know I am feeling OK and have not been getting any mail at all now. I do not want you to think that I will be home before I get your mail. It looks like a year or more but you know we can’t tell a thing about coming back but I will tell all of the boys sure are ready. Any time, night or day, it would not have been so bad but when we started up here, everyone said this is your last hike. Each step brings you nearer home but here we are in Germany and I damn sure that this is not my home. Oh No,

[page 2]
not when sure you can’t get, and coffee is about $5.00 a lb. if you can get it, and butter $4.00 lb and the flour is black and there is no meat here and the cows have to do horses’ work and then they milk them three times a day. Shoes cost $18 to $20 a pair, soap is a thing they didn’t see until the Amex came here. Ten cent boxes of paper you can get and fram for it. We see a German auto about once a week. That is some rich man. The poor people are lucky to have a cow or a horse. There are all kinds of deer here but the people can’t kill them. If they do they get two years.

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Went to Texas with me. Are myself and Frank Huey. He is from Waterman so I think I am lucky.
The Red Cross sure did a lot of good in this war and if you are going to help anyone, help them anything. But paper I got from the YMCA. We sure paid for it. The R.C. would come up the road giving things to the soldiers and the YMCA would come back of them selling the same things. So I do not want to hear of you giving any more to the Y. The DeKalb paper came every week but no mail from you at all.
The Ring had a horse show at Selters last week and Hdq. Co. got two prizes. One four horse team and one horse.

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Well this is all I know this time. This picture is of the Amex first on Alsace. So you all can see our General herm [?]. He is not with this Div. now. Those soldiers are all 32nd men.

From your son, Glen Kaiser
Hdq. Co. 127th Inf.
Amex. E.F.
A.P.O. 734

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