Montmedy Haut, France Jan. 1st, 1919 Dear Sis: Wouldn’t blame you a bit for being angry at my not writing oftener but if I can get family letters off at good intervals, it’s a lot for me. Arrived back in France the 29th in a terrible rainstorm and were given a barrack about the dirtest I have ever seen. Fritz had used it for four years. It is the Palace of Justice. It has taken us to today to clean it up but it is the best we ever have had now. This town is built in two parts Haut and Bas. We are in the upper part which is about 900 ft above the lower part. It was fortified in the reign of Louis the fourteenth and is mighty interesting. The draw bridges, moats, dungeons, torture chambers, and platforms where the defenders stood are all in good shape. Even the cisterns for storing rain water in case of siege are intact. The town is a frontier town of Belgium and France. Had a letter from Trude and let me tell you I can see a mighty big improvement in her by her letter. It was well written and might newsy. Had a letter from Theron and he is well and seems to think we’ll be on his way home soon. We won’t leave for a month and a half that is certain but after that we are hoping we will get a chance, but it seems the longest over the last back. The Lieut. is in Paris and I am in charge now, expect him back in about a week, then if he has any luck thinks we will get a leave. This keeps me quite busy as we now have about four reports to one during the war and the hdqts outfits have time to make inspections twice as often consequently our cars must look like city cars. Well Sis I must do a week’s wash today and so will call this a letter, not much news I’ll admit but all there is. As Ever, Ted. FROM: E.A. Littlefield SSU 64R Par BCM Paris France. TO: Miss Mary Littlefield 2528 Madison Ave. Ogden, Utah USA.
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