Letter From A Farm Kid

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  1. BettyR

    BettyR Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 1, 2008
    Texas Gulf Coast
    My son-in-law...who is a Marine and also a farm kid... sent me this. He thought it was one of the funniest thing he had ever seen!!!


    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 got to stay in bed till nearly 6a.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 pitch, 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 til noon when you e 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 country is nice but awful flat.

    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,
  2. DuckLover2399

    DuckLover2399 Avian American

    Jun 7, 2011
  3. what's kickin' chicken

    what's kickin' chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2011
    THAT IS GREAT !!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  4. zzGypsy

    zzGypsy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2011
    Quote:that's HYSTERICAL!

    we lived near Camp Pendelton and regularly hired off-duty marines to work on our tiny farm when we had extra work to do. most of the young men are city kids, maybe one in 20 or so comes from farm country. all these young marines work hard, take direction, have great willing attitudes, but the farm raised kids know how to DO stuff. they can pound a post or fix a fence or build a shed floor without direction. and they're STRONG. it's funny, even the other marines will comment, "yeah, we don't know what it is, but those corn-fed midwestern boys are sure strong, stronger than any 3 of the rest of us!" [​IMG]

    *I* know what it is... they've been working since they could walk!

    it's interesting what a lot of these kids don't know... pretty funny when a 50 year old woman is teaching them how to use a power screw driver properly or buck 120 lb bales... always makes me laugh when the switch from calling me "ma'am" to calling me "sir" [​IMG]

    thanks for posting that! [​IMG]
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Enjoyed it completely and then read what gender it was 'written' by. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

    Jan 8, 2011
    Tampa Area, Florida
    [​IMG] I hope you don't mind if I borrow this. It is just too funny not to share!
  7. HollyBird24

    HollyBird24 Overrun With Chickens

    Nov 10, 2011
    Manitoba, Canada
    I've seen this a few times, makes me chuckle every time [​IMG]
  8. WooingWyandotte

    WooingWyandotte Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 25, 2011
    Nor cal
    xD Awesome.
  9. Blonde

    Blonde Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 12, 2011
    Very funny [​IMG]

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