HILARIOUS JOKES AND HUMOR ARCHIVES
I'm sending you a copy of this letter I received recently,
because I think it contains a wonderful example of having a
positive perspective about life...
Dear Ma and Pa:
I am well. Hope you are. Tell Brother Walt and Brother Elmer the Army beats working for Old Man Minch a mile. Tell them to join up quick before maybe all the places are filled.
I was restless at first because you got to stay in bed till
nearly 6 am! 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. You got to shave, but it is not bad in warm water.
Breakfast is strong on trimmings like fruit juice, cereal,
eggs, bacon, etc., but kind of weak on chops, potatoes,
beef, ham steak, fried eggplant, pie and regular food. But
tell Walt and Elmer you can always sit between two city boys that live on coffee. Their food plus yours holds you till noon, when you get fed.
These city boys can't walk much. We go on "route marches,"
which, the Sgt. says, are long walks to harden us. If he
thinks so, it is not my place to tell him different. A
"route march" is about as far as to our mailbox at home.
Then the city guys all get sore feet and we ride back in
trucks. The country is nice, but awful flat.
The Sgt. is like a schoolteacher. He nags some. The Capt. is like the school board. Cols. and Gens. 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 bull's-eye is near as big as a chipmunk and don't move. And it ain't shooting at you, like the Higsett 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.
Be sure to tell Walt and Elmer to hurry and join before
other fellows get onto this setup and come stampeding in.
Your loving son,
For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace
might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory
For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man
perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh
for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the
things which are not seen: for the things which are seen
are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
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