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Letters between Mial Lamb & Nellie Huston, his wife

Note: Nellie was raised in Waveland, Montgomery Co IN

-- 1914 --

Note: Her father, Thomas Edward Huston, owned, operated, edited and published the Waveland Independent newspaper for 40 years Nellie was Waveland's 1st librarian for about (definitely an approximation) 20 years until her marriage to Mial E. Lamb in 1917

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USS North Dakota - Brooklyn NY -- March 22, 1914 - Did you have your orange yesterday 20th was Cal. Orange Day.

Dear Nellie - Summer has hit here yet. Yesterday was a nice day, but this morning the ground was covered with snow and it has been snowing all day. But we have hopes of spring getting here some time, at least we kill spare time talking baseball. I am going to try to play base ball again this year. As laying around the ship doesn't agree with me, and I don't like the idea. And besides the baseball team goes ashore in the afternoons, while there's no liberty parties until six o'clock. I prefer to get on dry land once in a while in day light. The only people I hear from now days out side of the family is Logan Moore, of C'ville and Dagmar, w ho at present is playing in and around Boston. I get two letters a week from her brother letter from different places. They play in one place the first part of the week and another the last part. So I get mail from nearly every town in New England. Last week I heard from Lewiston and Portland ME. It keeps the gang guessing because they don't know how I happen to know so many people here in the East. Logan seems to be having a rather dull time in collage due to the fact that he doesn't have as much money as some others and can't run around as much. I was vaccinated again last week but it didn't take. The ships company was vaccinated preparing for the summer in Mexico. I guess we will be getting all kinds of dope from now on. Well I ... worry as long as the preventive doesn't kill them a slim chance of the real thing being as bad. It certainly is great the way these navy doctors vaccinate, one doctor can vaccinate 60 men an hour. The work on the ship is coming along fast now, so I guess we will get out of here by the middle of April. I often wonder how I will like going to sea again. Say, what happened to Green, Lamb and the other? I haven't heard much about them lately. Did the March lion kill the Lamb and freeze the Green stuff? What is WHS going to do in the base ball line this year, and has the scrap started over speech at commencement? So long, Albert


 

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