Curwensville Feb 27,
Dear Mother, Chauncey
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,
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.