The Marines Ain't What They Used to Be

LETTER FROM A FARM KID, NOW AT SAN DIEGO MARINE CORPS (RECRUIT TRAINING)

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 all of the places are filled.

I was restless at first because you got to stay in bed till nearly 6 a.m.
but I am getting so I like to sleep late. Tell Walt and Elmer all you do
before breakfast is smooth your cot, and shine some things. No hogs to slop,feed to pitch, mash to mix, wood to split, fire to lay. Practically nothing.

Men got to shave but it is not so bad, there's warm water. Breakfast is
strong on trimmings like fruit juice, cereal, eggs, bacon, etc., 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 until 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 far as to our mailbox at home. Then the city guys
get sore feet and we all ride back in trucks.

The country is nice but awful flat The sergeant is like a school teacher. He
nags a lot. The Captain is like the school board. Majors and colonels just
ride around and 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 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,

Alice

Comments

LOL, good one

I think they are my neighbors.

Brenda, THIS is a good one for WoW

ROTFLMAO

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This is funny

I actually didn't see the end coming.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Me neither

a great one :-) !

Stan Bozarth

In the spirit of fun, A letter from an Irish mother...

Dear Son,

Just a few lines to let you know I'm still alive. I'm writing this slowly since I know you don't read fast. You won't know the house when you come home; we've moved.

About your father, he has got a lovely new job. He has 500 men under him. He cuts grass at the cemetery. Your sister Mary had a baby this morning but I haven't found out yet whether it's a boy or a girl so I don't know if you're an aunt or an uncle.

I went to the doctor on Thursday and your father came with me. The doctor put a little glass tube in my mouth and told me not to talk for 10 minutes. Your father offered to buy it from him.

Your uncle Patrick drowned last week at the Dublin distillery. Some of his friends tried to save him but he fought them off bravely. He was cremated and it took three days for the fire to go out.

It only rained twice this week, first for three days and then for four. We had a letter from the undertaker. He said if the last payment on your grandmother's plot isn't paid in seven days, up she comes.

Your loving Mother

PS. I was going to send you 5 pounds but had already sealed the envelope.

(Nan IS Irish)

Stan Bozarth

Oh this is funny

I laughed till I cried over this one.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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LOL LOL Stan my Man, you are

LOL LOL Stan my Man, you are welcome to come by and leave a "comment" on my site any time one comes up! LOL LOL BB

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Good one

Miss BrendaFay. Made me laugh out loud. Then I had to go back a read it again so I could laugh some more. :)

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