Somewhere in France (Harris)
March 1, 1918.
Dear Father and Mother:
How are you all by this time? I am as well as usual.
Well, mother, I am in France; arrived sometime ago. Please do not worry as I am getting along fine. We had a fine trip coming here. I was sick the first day out and it lasted six days. I threw up everything I had eaten since I left home (which was a plenty).
We had a great dinner on the ship on Washington’s birthday. Here are few of the eats: Celery, sweet pickles, cream of celery, soup, roasted turkey, giblet gravy, sage dressing, cranberry jam, mashed potatoes, sliced beef tongue, spinach with eggs, combination salad with mayonnaise dressing, apples, oranges, raisin pie, cake, cigars and cigarettes.
This is a fine country around here. It is spring now and things are nice and green. It has been raining for the last couple of days.
Was on regimental guard yesterday.
We have plenty of reading material. We get the New York Herald, and Chicago Tribune, they are printed in Paris.
We also get lots of oranges to eat, they are raised here.
Were mustered in yesterday and signed the pay roll.
Received the wristlets you sent me they sure came in handy. Thanks.
How is everyone back there?
Well I will close as I can’t think of anything more to write.
Pvt. Walter E. Harris,
Co. 2, 1st Motor Mechanic,
Reg. S. C. A. E. F.