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Letter from Clarence Hassinger from France Morton Enterprise 10-25-1918

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Clarence Joy Hassinger

Dear Mother and All,
I’m not very busy today so I thought I would try and write some letters. I am going to write Harold a few lines. Do you hear from him very often? I am looking for mail from him. I have only received one letter from him and have written him three or four times. I would like to know if he gets my letters alright.
I suppose Lawrence is quite accustomed to camp life by this time. I hope he likes it, and keeps his health as I think it will do him a world of good.
Well, it will soon be winter time again. You can notice the change in the weather already. I don’t believe it will ever get as cold here though a it does at home. They say it snows very little and never stays on the ground. I guess they have plenty of rain to make up for it.
I got three of the home papers day before yesterday. I saw a letter in one that Harold had written at Camp Upton. I guess he must of spent the Fourth of July there. Well, I had one Fourth of July celebration, which I think I will remember and I also enjoyed those papers even if they are nearly two months old when I receive them. They are just as much appreciated as if they were right off the press. It is just like coming home on a visit. Con and Kemp are still on the job and we are all feeling fine and often talk over old times when we meet.
I had a happy surprise the other day I met Leo Keefe. We were the two happiest kids you ever saw.
Well, I guess I will close for this time hoping to hear from you soon. We haven’t received any mail yet this week so expect a lot when it does come. Hoping you are well.
With lots of love to all, Clarence
Pvt. Clarence Hassinger, Co. A. 52nd Engrs. A.E.F. A.P.O.. No. 794, Perigueux, France

Timothy Leo Keefe “Leo”