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John B. Exum, Jr Correspondence, March 1919

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and prepare our-selves for the big event which is to be pulled off tomorrow.

The last letter I got from you was written at La grange. You wrote me about Ralph killing fourteen birds and how you enjoyed them. Write me what is going on at the farm if you can find out any-thing about it.

What luck are you having with your garden? I wish I could be there to

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help you with it.

I have no idea when I will come home. I hate to think so but my out fit may be sent to germany.

Write to me real often for I enjoy your letters and look forward for the next one all the time.

It is now almost tomorrow so good night.

Your devoted son, John.

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[1] ON ACTIVE SERVICE WITH THE AMERICAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE [left of letter head] AMERICAN Y.M.C.A.

March 26 1919 Charmesson France Dear Mother:- I am well but it is a wonder with the weather that we have. It is raining now, has been raining most all day and I think it rained all night last night. I guess, I will get used to it before I get away but it seems pretty hard. We have rain hats, rain coats and rubber boots to work in. With this garb we should not mind.

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[2] ON ACTIVE SERVICE WITH THE AMERICAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE [left side of heading] AMERICAN Y.M.C.A.

rain and I don't but so much dreary and gloomy weather, naturally makes one have the "blues". A boy in my company got a discharge today and it certainly did make me homesick. He was from Chicago and claimed dependants and had afidavits sent substanciating same. I don't know whether I have told you or not but we get two free moving picture shows each week.

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[3] ON ACTIVE SERVICE WITH THE AMERICAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE [Left side of heading] AMERICAN Y.M.C.A.

The picture machine is in the back end of a truck. The truck makes its head quarters at Chatillion. It is sent out to some little town every night to show to American soldiers. It comes here on Sunday night and Wednesday night. The show is against a sack barn and we stand in the middle of a narrow street which has no side walls

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