Uncle Bob's Legacy
Letter to Mother from Robert3rd January 1945, Belgium
I guess your mail box has been occupied by several letters from me by now, but I don't guess you are getting many of them. Well! Anyway, I still believe that hearing from me by a round about way must still be better for you than once a month like you used too.
You should see the places I have lived and worked. Everything from a castle to a cellar. I certainly don't envy these people here trying to get their belongings back together again after all this war is over.
The country where we are reminds me a great deal of Tenn. rather hilly with streams and etc, but of course I'll take anywhere at home and wouldn't trade it for this whole darn country, and that is a mutual feeling with all of us.
I like the job I have very much other than the fact that you always have to take so much stuff in the army but I'm really so hardened to it now that it just rolls off the "poor aching back" of mine like water on a duck.
I really have some nice fellows to live with. One is a flyer; another a paratrooper and the other a chem officer. We really have a rather pleasant time. Very good companionship which means a lot.
Hope everything is coming along in good shape with you. How are my cows getting along by now. I would certainly like an informal report when you get the time.
Well! Take care of things and the family out in the country until I get home to straighten things out.