Sunday, July 21, 1918
Ft. Riley, Kansas
My Dear 'Cile,
Will write you a few lines this morning as I have been so blooming busy every minute since I wrote you that "long" letter. I was on guard day before yesterday until yesterday at 4 p.m. Had no sleep at all and then to cap it all I went to town last night and went to a show. Slept all the time, as usual, and then slept all the way back on the car, and am just that sleepy yet.
They had a hall dance at Junction City last night and sure did have some crowd. I never felt like exposing my ignorance though. I expect there are two or more thousand soldier's wives or folks stay in Junction City. It is only four miles from the Fort and it only takes 30 minutes to run over there on the car. I hardly ever leave the camp over once a week as there is nothing there for me. When I go to town, I am just like I always was. Just take up a certain portion of the sidewalk or a certain window and hold to it. Us boys manage to have a pretty good time among ourselves though.
I am going to close for today sweetheart and I will write often. Give all our friends my best and keep about 2 carloads of the bestest for yourself.
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