July 21 - 1918
My dear Brother
I received your letter a few days ago - found us all still able to eat. I was at church this fore-noon - saw Mary Easterday. She said when they passed our house on over home, Willie was there today. I haven't been there for a good while. I wanted to go this week, but Coreta wants to go back to Mrs. Pierce's. So I don't know when I can go. Our Sunday school had a picnic at Layon's Lake yesterday. We had a nice time. Even Floyd was out a boat riding. So was Coreta, Mary and Ennice.
Well, Johnny, if you was up around here now you could have lots of girls. Most all of the young men are gone. Carl Mitchel has to go on Monday - so does John Harper. Well I hope you don't have to go over the ocean. But if it has to be, trust in Jesus and all will be well. For he is the best friend we have.
Mamma and Dada came over last week. Mamma stayed awhile. She was here when I received your letter. Johnny, I sent to Sears Roebuck for me a coat in blue corduroy. I hope you will be here to see me wear it. Doesn't it seem strange that you pass all examinations when you always had such poor health, but we should all be thankful that you have good health.
Children are well. Floyd was proud of his card as well as the rest of us. We haven't thrashed yet. Don't know how soon we will. We want to go down home to Willie's folks next Sunday. Huckleberries are ripe. Hattie said in her letter there was quite a few. I heard Edyth received two letters from you in one day. Lena, Ora and Clarence were here this afternoon. They told me they had been writing to you too. I am glad others write to you for I don't know any kind of news that would interest you. Well I will close so
good-bye from your sister Rose to her soldier Bro. John.