Received your letter the other day and was very glad to hear from you. I received another letter from you just before I left La., but was so darn busy moving out her and all that I just didn't get around to answering. I'm very sorry and won't let it happen any more. OK?
Did you have a nice time on your vacation? You picked a very nice time of the year to go. Was much better than in the heat of summer. But I'll bet you didn't do a lot of resting. Don't blame you though, have as much fun as you can.
Have been out here going on three weeks now and like it pretty well. It's much better than Camp Caiborne anyhow. The climate is a lot different though. I nearly froze when I first arrived. We're up about 7000 feet here, and that's getting up where the air is thin. Is very nice now, but I'll bet it really gets cold here in the dead of winter. Probably get a lot of snow too. I haven't seen any snow now for 2 winters, so I should enjoy it.
There are a lot of mountains here so we are right in the Rockies. Some of the mountains have snow caps already and present a very beautiful scene. It's a beautiful time of year with the trees and bushes turning color. Reminds me of weiner roasts and hayrides back home.
Can't say much for the town of Santa Fe as it is very small and there isn't a thing to do. Seems I always get stationed near a very small town where there isn't much excitement. But that's the army for you.
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Have you heard from my brother? He's in Germany now, and moving right along. He has had some interesting experiences which he won't soon forget. Guess Mother will write and tell you all about them. He was with the first outfit that went into Paris, and he said he was sending some things home that he had picked up there. Said they really got a wonderful welcome there, one that he won't soon forget. Could go into detail, but I suppose Mother will write you, at least she said she intends to.
How are your folks? Tell then I said "Hi".
Well, don't know much else to write now. I still find it hard to write a decent letter, since I don't like to write, it makes it that much harder. Guess I'll never get in the groove. It's about time for me to hit the hay anyhow, so I'd better close for now. Be good, stay sober, and write when you can.
Your Cousin, Joe
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