[Humor] Fwd: NORTH DAKOTA FARM KID in the Marines

John Kater kater.john at gmail.com
Wed Mar 8 11:43:07 HKT 2017


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NORTH DAKOTA FARM KID in the Marines (PARRIS ISLAND MARINE CORPS
RECRUIT TRAINING)

Dear Ma and Pa,
         I am well. Hope you are. Tell Brother Walt and Brother Elmer the
Marine Corps beats working for old man Minch by a mile. Tell
them to join up quick before all of the places are filled.

         I was restless at first because you get to stay in bed till
nearly 6 a.m. But I am getting so I like to sleep late. Tell
Walt and Elmer all you do before breakfast is smooth your cot,
and shine some things.  No hogs to slop, feed to itch, mash to
mix, wood to split, fire to lay. Practically nothing.

         Men got to shave but it is not so bad, there's warm water.

         Breakfast is strong on trimmings like fruit juice, cereal, eggs,
bacon, etc., but kind of weak on chops, potatoes, ham, steak,
fried eggplant, pie and other regular food, but tell Walt and
Elmer you can always sit by the two city boys that live on
coffee. Their food, plus yours, holds you until noon when you
get fed again.  It's no wonder these city boys can't walk much.

         We go on 'route marches,' which the platoon 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 guys get sore feet and we all
ride back in trucks.

         The sergeant is like a school teacher. He nags a lot. The
Captain is like the school board. Majors and colonels just ride
around and frown.  They don't bother you none.

         This next will kill Walt and Elmer with laughing.  I keep
getting medals for shooting.  I don't know why.  The bulls-eye
is near as big as a chipmunk head and don't move, and it ain't
shooting at you like the Higgett boys at home.  All you got to
do is lie there all comfortable and hit it.  You don't even load
your own cartridges.  They come in boxes.

         Then we have what they call hand-to-hand combat training.  You
get to wrestle with them city boys.  I have to be real careful
though, they break real easy.  It ain't like fighting with that
ole bull at home. I'm about the best they got in this except for
that Tug Jordan from over in Silver Lake.  I only beat him once.
He joined up the same time as me, but I'm only 5'6 and 130
pounds and he's 6'8 and near 300 pounds dry.

         Be sure to tell Walt and Elmer to hurry and join before other
fellers get onto this setup and come stampeding in.

         Your loving daughter,
         Alice
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<div dir="ltr"><div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:arial narrow,sans-serif;font-size:large"><br></div><div class="gmail_quote"><div dir="ltr"><div style="font-family:arial narrow,sans-serif;font-size:large">Think you've seen it before? Read on!</div><div><div class="h5"><div style="font-family:arial narrow,sans-serif;font-size:large"><br></div><div class="gmail_quote">---------- Forwarded message ----------<br><div dir="auto"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">         </span></div><div dir="auto"><font size="4"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">NORTH DAKOTA FARM KID in the Marines (PARRIS ISLAND MARINE CORPS</span><br><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">RECRUIT TRAINING)</span><br><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"> </span><br><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Dear Ma and Pa,</span><br><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">         I am well. Hope you are. Tell Brother Walt and Brother Elmer the</span><br><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Marine Corps beats working for old man Minch by a mile. Tell</span><br><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">them to join up quick before all of the places are filled.</span><br><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"> </span><br><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">         I was restless at first because you get to stay in bed till</span><br><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">nearly 6 a.m. But I am getting so I like to sleep late. Tell</span><br><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Walt and Elmer all you do before breakfast is smooth your cot,</span><br><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">and shine some things.  No hogs to slop, feed to itch, mash to</span><br><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">mix, wood to split, fire to lay. Practically nothing.</span><br><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"> </span><br><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">         Men got to shave but it is not so bad, there's warm water.</span><br><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"> </span><br><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">         Breakfast is strong on trimmings like fruit juice, cereal, eggs,</span><br><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">bacon, etc., but kind of weak on chops, potatoes, ham, steak,</span><br><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">fried eggplant, pie and other regular food, but tell Walt and</span><br><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Elmer you can always sit by the two city boys that live on</span><br><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">coffee. Their food, plus yours, holds you until noon when you</span><br><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">get fed again.  It's no wonder these city boys can't walk much.</span><br><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"> </span><br><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">         We go on 'route marches,' which the platoon sergeant says are</span><br><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">long walks to harden us. If he thinks so, it's not my place to</span><br><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">tell him different.  A 'route march' is about as far as to our</span><br><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">mailbox at home.  Then the city guys get sore feet and we all</span><br><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">ride back in trucks.</span><br><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"> </span><br><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">         The sergeant is like a school teacher. He nags a lot. The</span><br><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Captain is like the school board. Majors and colonels just ride</span><br><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">around and frown.  They don't bother you none.</span><br><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"> </span><br><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">         This next will kill Walt and Elmer with laughing.  I keep</span><br><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">getting medals for shooting.  I don't know why.  The bulls-eye</span><br><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">is near as big as a chipmunk head and don't move, and it ain't</span><br><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">shooting at you like the Higgett boys at home.  All you got to</span><br><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">do is lie there all comfortable and hit it.  You don't even load</span><br><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">your own cartridges.  They come in boxes.</span><br><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"> </span><br><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">         Then we have what they call hand-to-hand combat training.  You</span><br><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">get to wrestle with them city boys.  I have to be real careful</span><br><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">though, they break real easy.  It ain't like fighting with that</span><br><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">ole bull at home. I'm about the best they got in this except for</span><br><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">that Tug Jordan from over in Silver Lake.  I only beat him once.</span><br><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">He joined up the same time as me, but I'm only 5'6 and 130</span><br><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">pounds and he's 6'8 and near 300 pounds dry.</span><br><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"> </span><br><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">         Be sure to tell Walt and Elmer to hurry and join before other</span><br><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">fellers get onto this setup and come stampeding in.</span><br><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"> </span><br><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">         Your loving daughter,</span><br><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">         Alice</span><br></font><blockquote type="cite"><div class="m_4009461693328903657m_2975928092219299827WordSection1"><div><div id="m_4009461693328903657m_2975928092219299827AOLMsgPart_2_1b80c803-77a7-42b2-bf88-36bed554169c"><div><div><div id="m_4009461693328903657m_2975928092219299827aolmail_m_-4354105669902182059AOLMsgPart_2_355564d4-539b-456a-bbd4-8e972fe5e9e3"><div><div><div><div><div><div><div><blockquote style="margin-top:5.0pt;margin-bottom:5.0pt"><div><div><div><blockquote style="margin-top:5.0pt;margin-bottom:5.0pt"><div><div><p class="MsoNormal"><br></p>
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