Monday, August 24, 2009
About Letter 114
The English weather and a cold had Bill down, but today a letter from home and a nice day improves his spirits. He describes the countryside as pretty "what with it's clipped hedges and winding lanes", but complains that the English children, "brats" follow American soldiers around hollering "any gum chum?" and "gimme this or that." Bill makes reference to the death of his grandfather, Herbert L. Taylor, Jr.