From: Pvt. Geo. F. Gleasure, Co E. 12th Infantry, Camp Gordon, Augusta, Ga.
To: Mr. Frank Gleasure, 56 Gardner Street, Allston Mass. (Boston)
Dear Pa, -
received your letter & card & was glad to hear that everything
is okay up there. I also got a package from Madeline & Tom
yesterday, it had a military pen & pencil set in it & some
handkerchiefs, both of which I needed. I went up to the post exchange to
buy some handkerchiefs the other day & they wanted $1.65 for six of
them so I didn't by, so you can see from that what things cost here.
Today is Sunday & its a duty day so we have to remain here &
can't go out anywhere they are getting worse & worse all the time,
Friday was Christmas & it also was a day of work, its getting so
that when it comes Sunday or a holiday you can expect work & plenty
of it. As yet there is no sign of the railroad magazines, I'll write
& let you know when they come, the only way to send anything to this
place is by air mail then it will get here otherwise you take a gamble
on it getting through, this part of the country is 60 years behind the
times. Well there isn't much to say so I'll close now hoping that you
had a good holiday up there.