Letter from a Farm Kid

Discussion in 'Just for Laughs' started by Jakamoko, Dec 22, 2003.

  1. Jakamoko
    Honorary Member

    Jakamoko On the move again ...

    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

    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 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 is 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 schoolteacher. He nags some. The Capt. 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


    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. 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,

    Certifications: MCP, A+, Network+
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  2. SimonV
    Honorary Member

    SimonV Petabyte Poster Gold Member

    Certifications: MOS Master 2003, CompTIA A+, MCSA:M, MCSE
    WIP: Keeping CF Alive...

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