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80 Years Ago

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80 Years Ago

July 24, 1919 to July 30, 1919
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)

Mulheim Germany

Dear Eddie:
Well the war is over here and we are all real anxious to go home. Our Major told us yesterday we would not have to line up for our beans when we return home, but we would have to work for them. Sounds pretty bad about having to go to work, ha! ha!

I hope Daddie won't put me to work for a month or two after I get home. I feel like I could sleep that long if there weren't any buglers around. I can't sleep at all when them bugles begin to blow, you got to get up.

I met a home boy in Coblence the other day, George Wright from West Fork. There are probably other home boys in the 4th Division but George is the only one I have met.

We turned in all of our trucks the other day. Now instead of being out with trucks we are getting short hikes with full packs and field inspections every day.

There is one thing I don't suppose we can get when we return to the States and that is our wine and beer we get over here.

A few of the fraulines here are very anxious to go to the States with the American soldiers. I am sure a lot of American boys will be disappointed when they return home with a frauline. I think the women over here are maybe loving me and cursing me at the same time. Hope to see you all soon.

I remain as ever,
Pvt. John Reeser


The politician loves to boast of coming up from a barefoot boy; just as if any boy ever came into the world with shoes on.


What Dentists Cure
Dentists now cure rheumatism, dyspepsia, kidney troubles, sore eyes and corns by filling or otherwise treating the teeth.


Thursday, Friday and Saturday only Six Cakes Palm Olive soap for 50 at Burks Drug Co.


Hoarace Keisling has taken charge of the motor car on the T.K. & N. The car is proving quite popular with the traveling public.


Gusten Swallows and Miss Velma Carr were married 20th of this month. Gusten is a soldier and a son of Albert Swallows. Velma is a daughter of O.T. Carr.


Three lbs. best Coffee for $1.00 at Burks Drug Co. Satisfaction or money back. Quantity limited.


Less Kennedy's five-year-old baby died at their home near Oakley last Sunday with typhoid.


Mrs. J.A.M. White is visiting her sister, Mrs. Bilbrey, on Spring Creek.


Miss Alva Terry is quite sick, threatened with appendicitis.


Miss Lena Reagan is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Harry Adkins in Iowa.


Mrs. Phillip Myers visited her neice, Mrs. W.C. Poteet, at Netherland over Sunday.



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