Postmarked Troup; Jan 7; 4:30 PM; 1943
J. A. Hale
Delivery address: Mr J. A. Hale, S.2/c
Co. 42 -
Hello Sonney Boy, was glad to recd your letter & picture. We are
all still here have had real bad cold, but we feel some better. We had a
storm this week, ice still on the ground
Dad and the kids have gone to Salem to a ball game. Phala sent you a
paper, did you get it? I wont send your bible, you can get it when you
come home. The Red, Oak, Preacher got ever thing they had burnt up, even
their car, the house caught up in the top from a bad flu, after they had
gone to bed.
Do you remember Pop Jones that lives clost here, across the creek
he was buried this week. Paul is a sleep. it almost kills him to stay
in the house all the time. Mrs Weaver is still in bed Marie Sizemore is
still working down there.
I had a letter from Octa she is still writing for your address
she said her rent kept going up & she had to move ever week. Coach
Tillerson has quit & the Janitor has gone, can't tell who be next to
leave Salem. Mr Parnell is working up there now. Marie Panell was
operated on 2 weeks go today, had apendix removed. Had a card from Ruby
she said Otis had been in hunting killed 8 squirrels. they are O.K.
Imogene wrote & said Ivera Jean had the measles. We are looking
for them down here when she gets well. Kenneth said he was going to sell
his trailer house he don't like his job much. Donald [Townsend] isn't
married, Francis said he was expecting to leave for the army soon.
Abilene soldier camp, all passed through Wright City yesterday, going to
Louisiana for manuvers. guess Fred was in the bunch. He wrote Raymond
that they were going.
Well guess thats all this time. hope to
see you soon. Love,