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Letter from Charles Jones published in the Morton Enterprise August 9, 1918

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Letter from Charles Jones, Morton Enterprise, 8-9-1918

London, England
June 22, 1918

Dear Mother,

Thought I would write you a few lines to see how you all are. I am fine. I have just written Uncle John a letter. I suppose he will be surprised to hear from me. The last letter Mary wrote she stated you had not hear from me in three weeks or a month. Please do not be worrying about me as the mail has a long way to go. We expect to be in France in a short time now. So don’t worry if you don’t hear right away for I will write regularly. I often wished you could see this foreign land. It looks so beautiful especially when you are up in an aeroplane. The fields look so square and all the rivers and streams look like silver ribbons. Sometimes it seems like a dream.

This morning I was up about 5,000 feet just as the sun was rising. The rays of sunlight seemed to flash through the slight haze gathered on the earth. You could not the dark places in the valleys and bright places on rises of the earth. Well, it’s all charming anyway. Well mother, I will close for the present hoping you receive this letter O.K. Good by.

Your loving son,
Corp. Charles Jones
154 Aero Squadron, A. E. F.
London Eng., via N. Y.