Luthersburg Pa Dec 14th 1918
Chauncey my Dear Son,
I will try and write you a few lines to let you know that we are all well, and trust that when this falls in your hand, (if ever) it will find you the same. We have your letter of the 28th of Oct. and also of Nov 3rd We have written you two letters since, which you should have by this time. Will say that in case you do not hear from us as often as you think you should, why do not get discouraged, we are writing you often but we have no assurance that it reaches you. So just write whenever you can.
I hope since it ove (over) that you will be returned before so long. Of course we do not know how long it will be. We must just wait and see, just try and be patient and cheerfull, mak the best of it. The time will come before so very long when we will see you back home again, we sincerely hope so. I have lost nearly two weeks time at the shop on account of boils on my right arm.
Wesley spent a week on the mountain but did not get any buck he said he saw five does. He enjoyed it however and says deer are getting more plentifull. I had sold my Marlin and did not go hunting but if we live until another season we will try and have a time hope you will be hear to take part in it. I got $14.00 for the old gun. If you have a chance of keeping your gun when you leave the service, would say bring it with you unless they want too much for it.
I got a check from the treasure department for $50.00, that was over two weeks ago, and today I had a communication from the department stating that after investigation they find that I am not entitled to the allowance part of this amount or $20.00 which I am requested to return to the department, and in the future will receive only allotment, evidently some mistake on your part, or the official that made out your application.
We hear from Perry quite often he thinks he will be home by Christmas, but is not sure about it. Kramer folks are all down with flue, all but Mister. Frances is taking care of them.
Wesley says he is going to Clearfield next week to get some teeth fixed. Caroline is going to accompany him and we imagine he is going toget something else fixed, at least it looks that way to me. What do you know about it well them for it nothing me. I think however a good move.
Well Chauncey I have written you about all can think of at this time and that will interest you. So will close with best wishes, from your Father
Mis Carrie Beihl and Miss Mabel Thompson of Luthersburg spent their Thanksgiving with the D. W. Hauck family. (Luthersburg item, Post Dispatch)