Letters Home: Earl Conrad

From the Skidmore News, May 9, 1918, page 8:

Earl Conrad Writes.

Camp Grant, Rockford, Ill., 5-4-18.
Dear Editor and Friends: —

I will drop you a few lines today to let you know that I am getting the paper and am well. Every time I get the paper, it is like a letter from home.

I am drilling pretty hard and the weather is nice here.

I went to hear Billie Sunday the other day. He put up a pretty good talk.

We are having some time here; there is a jolly set of boys in our company.

I would like to come home and see the folks, but I guess I cannot come for we are going to leave soon. The captain gave us a talk, yesterday, and he told us he had bought us two base ball outfits and other things to take across. He said that we would not be here very long.

I see by the paper, you folks there have what we have here, the measles.

I guess I will say “hello” to all the Skidmore people once again, for I am closing this letter.

Your friend,
Earl Conrad.
Co. F. 33 Engineers, Camp Grant, Rockford, Illinois.