Jan. 28, 1919
I received your letter of Jan. 7 so that was not so bad but that is the first letter in two months, 20 days. Is good time for a letter to come across but they sure are a lot of letters that you sent that are on furlows or you forgot to write for about two months. Well I’ll let it go for this time but don’t let it happen again. I see that you know we have done our bit but it looks like we are going to do two bits at once. Yes, I know you are looking for me to come home and
hand out some of this war’s hot air. I sure can hand it believe me. There are not any of the soldiers that are over here that would stay overnight if there was any way to get back home.
I feel sorry for Mrs. Northessup. I hope she hears from Achol soon but if the letter was returned, you know what to think of that. I am going to write to Co. A and find out where he is. Tell her that it will do her no good to get sick if he is gone. He sure died for something. I am glad Alf was home and just wish he was over
here now and then he would know what disappointed is and it is a good thing that Earnest Parkin did get over here because this is not like the DeKalb jail over here. Uncle Sam has his jails and they sure are good ones. You asked me if I get the DeKalb paper. I sure did once a week. The paper came and they sure are lifesavers and hope they keep on coming because I don’t get any mail from you. So keep it up and up. Say don’t look for that $100 because I think you will find that down at
Coblenz. I had a good time on that and will have one more good time if I get 100 more. I didn’t think I would get to have a good time when I sent you that letter but I did. The General said one day that there was no more rest until the war was over. It looked then that war would last a long time because we just came off of a front that we were on for 20 days. All we drove them was about 5 miles in the 20 days. The 33rd Div. was up at the same front. They sure know what it was. They lost more men
there than they did on all the rest of the fronts. I thought that I did not have to be killed to go to hell because I sure was there for 20 days that I know of. Up until that time the war was fine because the Germans did not let the 32nd near them. One front we drove them 12 miles in one day. That sure was some hiking. The 127th Inf. was in front for five days without a hot cup of coffee. All the eats [meals] were cold and not any to throw away. The Germans were retreating so fast that we ate their butter and got their beer they left behind
them. I will bring all of the kids something when I come back. I did not get Stella’s letter. What do you think of paying about $22 for six hens to eat for Christmas? I am glad Will is all right and if I was Annie I’d let it go to hell. Well this is all I know this time. I hope you get this letter sooner than you did the last letter.
From Glen Kaiser
Hdq. Co. 127 Inf.
P.S. Send some gum in the letters. It will be O.K. so if you have to send gum I will get one letter every six months.