Mother Mine: Yes I am on permission. Arrived here day before yesterday and have been on the go continually ever since. Arrived at 7:00 am had breakfast at hotel, took a swim in the famous bath pool and then made a tour of Loc Du Bourget on which Aux las Bains is situated. Returned and had lunch then in the afternoon took the Cog railway up Mont Revard, it is about six thousand ft straight up. Aux las Bains is about two hundred about sea level. Returned and had dinner then went to the casino which the YMCA is now using. This casino is very famous in that it is a second Monte Carlo, Opera house, dance pavilion, library, royal reception rooms, bars, etc. The Opera house is about the size of Perry’s outfit on the hill but wonderful inside. The dance hall, reception room etc. as large as the Berthana. Then they have billiards, pool, ping pong, chickens etc. Then a wonderful library and writing room besides. After the show we played games and danced then to bed and I sure was ready for it. Next day we took a trip across Loc Bourget to the famous abbey, rowing over, it was about seven miles. Took picnic lunch, played baseball and different other games. Went through the abbey and started back. We fell behind the others and took a swim. Then as we were about three quarters across, a storm broke on the lake and our boat was tossed about some. It was difficult rowing but great sport. Well we at last arrived and it began to rain quite hard, found a buggy and got back. Had our dinner, shaved, and cleaned up. Went to the vaudeville show, danced and back to the hotel. Today Crawford and I got to lunch with Mr. Wiel who is in Paris, banker and friend of Crawford’s family. He speaks English but do not know about the family. He is at the hotel. Pleasant. It is considered the best here. A Mrs. Anderson from Colorado remembered me from the last time I was here and introduced me to King Albert’s of Belgium sister. Her name has me. She visited on knowing how I got my medal and although she lisps terrible think I understand her fairly well. She told how she loved the Americans, of the love of her people, etc. What wonderful boys the American were and such things. Would say she was about fourty five years old. Then there is an Englishwoman, Lady Something, very pleasant and rather buxom. Things could not be made more pleasant than they YMCA makes them. The men are fine scouts and the same can be said of the women and girls, jolly and at the same time refined, always willing to make a good time. Have taken some pictures around and there are being finished. Will send you some in a few days. Today is Mother’s day but they are all that to me for you are always my mother mine. As ever your son Ted TO: Mrs. Florence Littlefield 2528 Madison Ave. Ogden, Utah U.S.A. FROM: E.A. Littlefield SSU 64R Par BCM Paris France. May 12, 1918
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