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    Missouri Star

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    Default 🖊 Dear Ma and Pa:

    Dear Ma and Pa:

    I am well. Hope you are. Tell Brother Walt and Brother Elmer the Marine Corps beats working for old man Minch by a mile. Tell them to join up quick before all of the places are filled.

    I was restless at first because you get to stay in bed till nearly 5 a.m. But I am getting so I like to sleep late. Tell Walt and Elmer all you do before breakfast is smooth your cot, and shine some things. No hogs to slop, feed to pitch, mash to mix, wood to split, fire to lay. Practically nothing.

    Men got to shave but it is not so bad, there's warm water. Breakfast is strong on trimmings like fruit juice, cereal, eggs, bacon, etc., but kind of weak on chops, potatoes, ham, steak, fried eggplant, pie and other regular food, but tell Walt and Elmer you can always sit by the two city boys that live on coffee. Their food, plus yours, holds you until noon when you get fed again. It's no wonder these city boys can't walk much.

    We go on "route marches," which the platoon sergeant says are long walks to harden us. If he thinks so, it's not my place to tell him different. A "route march" is about as far as to our mailbox at home. Then the city guys get sore feet and we all ride back in trucks.

    The sergeant is like a school teacher. He nags a lot. The Captain is like the school board. Majors and colonels just ride around and frown. They don't bother you none.

    This next will kill Walt and Elmer with laughing. I keep getting medals for shooting. I don't know why. The bulls-eye is near as big as a chipmunk head and don't move, and it ain't shooting at you like the Higgett boys at home. All you got to do is lie there all comfortable and hit it. You don't even load your own cartridges. They come in boxes.

    Then we have what they call hand-to-hand combat training. You get to wrestle with them city boys. I have to be real careful though, they break real easy. It ain't like fighting with that ole bull at home. I'm about the best they got in this except for that Tug Jordan from over in Silver Lake . I only beat him once. He joined up the same time as me, but I'm only 5'6" and 130 pounds and he's 6'8" and near 300 pounds dry.

    Be sure to tell Walt and Elmer to hurry and join before other fellers get onto this setup and come stampeding in.

    Your loving daughter,

    Alice

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: 🖊 Dear Ma and Pa:

    Oh that is so darn cute.
    Blessed are the children of the piecemakers for they shall inherit the quilts!

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: 🖊 Dear Ma and Pa:

    So funny!! Loved it, and the surprise ending!
    Courage is being scared to death, and saddling up anyway. ~John Wayne

    Quilting is my passion . . . chocolate is a close second!

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    Default Re: 🖊 Dear Ma and Pa:

    What a good chuckle.

    Enjoy life and do what makes you happy. Everything else will follow.

    Every day I try to do one thing that challenges my comfort zone.

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    Default Re: 🖊 Dear Ma and Pa:

    absolutely wonderful. I know that's how country boys feel sometimes.

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: 🖊 Dear Ma and Pa:

    That is so cute, made me laugh!

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    Default Re: 🖊 Dear Ma and Pa:

    Thank you for the best laugh of the week!
    No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.
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    Default Re: 🖊 Dear Ma and Pa:

    I saw that a while ago and it's still just as funny. I love it!

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    We're flexible like that.
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    Default Re: 🖊 Dear Ma and Pa:

    Thanks for posting, I needed a good laugh today.

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    Default Re: 🖊 Dear Ma and Pa:

    Absolutely adorable!
    Toni ... If I keep sewing long enough, will they make their own dinner?

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