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Curwensville Feb 27,
7:30 P.M.

      Dear Mother,
      I am in the post office at this writing, and I just now received your welcome letter.  Was real glad to hear from you.  Am real sorry that your skirts didn't come from Sears and Roebuck.  Maybe you could just turn around and try one of the other mail order houses.
       Am working twelve + thirteen hours a day or at least have been for some time.  Whoever sent me that Valentine sure made me happy, for it sure is a nice one. But for the life of me, I couldn't say who sent it, but I think it might have been one of the little ladies up the road. I was up there Sunday afternoon and evening, had a very enjoyable time.
      About me coming home next Sat night  I don't just know for sure if I will come or not. If I knew there was something urgent, I would come on the jump sure, but I thought maybe I would come up about the eighth of March, I think perhaps they will pay here on that day.
      My friend Scotty went to the hospital today for an operation for the same thing that Wesley was in for.  He told me today P.M. that Monday was the first time that he noticed anything wrong.  He told me to take meat and potatoes and other stuff out of his shanty that would be perishable and use it myself which I am doing.  I am well at this writing. News is getting scarce, so will have to close, hoping this will find you all well I remain, Your Son,

Chauncey

Note:  The year this was written is not known. It was likely 1918, because no mention is made of the war. Chauncey was working in Curwensville in 1916 and went to the army late in 1918.

September 5, 1918

Dear Bro.,-
     We rec'd your letters and pictures also on Thursday.  Ma told me to write this for her, we think those pictures are awful natural of you.  This makes five pictures now in all, C. D.  If you don't feel good try and take good care of yourself.  The old lady over here he is making big preparations to move to Dubois. That's if her son has to go to camp.  There were 200 cases of this disease in Dubois the other day, so I don't suppose they'll send you men across in a big hurry on account of this.
     No more room so will close.
Lovingly Sister C. F. H

Notes: This was written on a small post card. The card was from North Dakota where Wesley was working in 1916 shocking wheat.  C. F. H. are initials of Clara Frances Hauck.  Printed on the card were the words "TIMOTHY AND RED CLOVER FIELD, NORTH DAKOTA--The soil of north Dakota is exceedingly fertile, the clay subsoil being nearly as fertile as the top soil. The principal cereal raised is wheat. The state produces over 500,000 tons of timothy and red clover each year."

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