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Letter from a farm kid

Posted on: June 27, 2017

Us farm kids are tough!!Thought you might enjoy this.

bluebird of bitterness

Dear Ma and Pa,

I am well. I hope you are too.

Tell Walt and Elmer that the U.S. Army beats working for old man Doggett by a mile. They oughta join up quick before all of the places are taken.

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. All you got to do before breakfast is straighten up your bunk and shine some things. No hogs to slop, feed to pitch, mash to mix, wood to split, fire to lay … practically nothing.

We go on “route marches,” which the 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 boys get sore feet and we all ride back in trucks.

I keep getting medals…

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16 Responses to "Letter from a farm kid"

LOL. Hilarious. Love the twist at the end–“your loving daughter”…

It was very clever and also so true.

That’s very good. 🙂

I thought you would enjoy that!!

Haha this is TOO funny!! 🙂

It was too funny not to share!

So funny Darlene, thanks for sharing.

It’s a good one! Glad you enjoyed it too.

Very funny. As a born and bred townie I love it.

Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for mentioning it on your blog, Judith.

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Great story. Misread the title as “Farm Boy” and was surprised with the ending. My bad.

I think many people misread the title and got a surprise!! Glad you enjoyed it, Patricia.

I think that was a perfect example of seeing Farm and quickly reading girl in my mind as boy, because it is farm more common.

very funny love it! im a new blogger hope u can also visit my works 🙂 thank you so much

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