the German prisoners was working in Ida at the tomato factory.

Sat Jan 14, 1945 Dear Ben + All, I don’t have much to do this afternoon So I will spend a bit of the time writing. Well what have you been doing? and how cold is it there? It is colder than heck over here especially at night the days warm up a wee bit. Read more

I don’t know how it happened to come that we got time to play cards

VMAIL Jan 2, 1945 Bear Ben, Just a couple days ago I wrote to you but since then It came to my mine that Jan the 11the is your birthday. So I we send you this Vmail for a card. Happy Birthday! Boy its darn cold out today. I believe last night it was near Read more


Dec 31, 1944 Dear Ben, Helen and children. Will write you one more letter this year. Only eight more hours before the year of 1945, So if this war ends in 1944 it better hurry, kinda looks like it won’t. But my guess it will be over before June. That is the latest it may Read more

The election is over and I voted for the man that won.

Nov 20, 1944 Dear Ben, I recieved your V-mail the 19th that was yesterday. you wrote it the 1st, took nearly three weeks to get here.  Ha! ha! So now you use 20 gauge shells in the 16 guage. Ha. Too bad I wasn’t there I would have rubbed it in. Boy! would “Al” have Read more

I suppose you are busy with the corn.

Nov 6, 1944 Dear Ben + All: Just now finished reading your Vmail so before I go to bed I will scratch off a few lines to you. Glad that all of you keep well. I am still all in one hunk and feel just fine. By the way you mentioned getting one of my Read more

there was one coal mine after another.

 VMAIL Oct 17, 1944 Dear Ben and All, I have been wondering how you made out on the first day of the season. hope you had good luck. Don’t forget to tell me how many you missed. Ha.  Well, I supposed you are digging potatoes about this time. Hope you have good weather. The weather Read more

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