View Full Version : KY farm kid in the Marines

01-13-2007, 01:15 PM
Someone sent this to me and I thought it was funny.

>Dear Ma and Pa:
>I am well. Hope you are. Tell Brother Walt and Brother Elmer the Marine
>Corps beats working for old man Minch by a mile.
>Tell them to join up quick before maybe all of the places are filled.
>I was restless at first because you got to stay in bed till nearly 6 a.m.,
>but am getting so I like to sleep late.
>Tell Walt and Elmer all you do before breakfast is smooth your cot and
>some things. No hogs to slop, feed to pitch, mash to mix, wood to split,
>fire to lay.Men got to sh ave but it is not so bad, there's warm water.
>Breakfast is strong on trimmings like fruit juice, cereal, eggs, bacon,
>but kind of weak on chops, potatoes, ham, steak, fried eggplant, pie and
>other regular food, but tell Walt and Elmer you can always sit by the two
>city boys that live on coffee. Their food plus yours holds you till noon
>when you get fed again.
>It's no wonder these city boys can't walk much. We go on "route marches",
>which the platoon sergeant says are long walks to harden us. If he thinks
>so, it's not my place to tell him different. A "route march" is about as
>as to our mailbox at home. Then the city guys get sore feet and we all
>back in trucks. The country is nice but awful flat.
>The sergeant is like a school teacher. He nags a lot.
>The Capt. is like the school board. Majors and colonels just ride around
>frown. They don't bother you none.
>This next will kill Walt and Elmer with laughing. I keep getting medals for
>shooting. I don't know why. The bulls-eye is near as big as a chipmunk head
>and don't move, and it ain't shooting at you like the Higgett boys at home.
>All you got to do is lie there all comfortable and hit it You don't even
>load your own cartridges. They come in boxes.
>Then we have what they call hand-to hand combat training.
>You get to wrestle with them city boys. I have to be real careful though,
>they break real easy. It ain't like fighting with that ole bull at home. I'
>m about the best they got in this except for that Tug Jordan from over in
>Silver Lake I only beat him once. He joined up the same time as me, but I'm
>only 5'6" and 130 pounds, and he's 6'8" and weighs near 300 pounds dry.
>Be sure to tell Walt and Elmer to hurry and join before other fellers get
>onto this setup and come stampeding in.
>Your loving daughter,

01-13-2007, 03:58 PM
Good one. :)