John Masterson letter home from Paris after WW1

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John Masterson letter home from Paris after WW1 - to waa but not i. - Mr. William McCourt ha...
to waa but not i. - Mr. William McCourt ha received a letter from his nephew John M. Masterson, who la a Senior Maater Engineer with the A. E. F. In Prance The letter follows: , Paris, France January 14, lilt a In Is In ot Is it Dear Uncle BUI. Just arrived back in Fart a few daya ago and will be her on aome special work for a month or ao, when I hope to make track for home, you can lust bet that I will be glad to get back home, and I will be In good condition condition for some home - made American cooking, which longing can only be satisfied by those ladles who know how to cook the way American men like to have things cooked. Tank John McCourt and I had a great meeting recently. He will be home before I am, for hla division Is leaving now The "folks" aa we collectively collectively term loved onea back there have backed up the A. E. F. In everything, everything, from bulng Llberyt Bonds, subscribing to the Red Cross, and hundreds of other things, for all ot which we are proud and grateful. But we are proud and grateful in another sense, for the prayers ot our friends, who we know had us constantly In mind, even aa we also thought con - j stantly of them Pari Just now is a great city. We were fortunate enough to see Parts In her darkest daya, da) a of death - dealingdealing dealingdealing air raids, at night, and bombardments bombardments by day; but Paris today Is aa different of those nightmares of the war last Spring, a old Market Street 1 different as old Water Street in Poughkeepsie. I The streets here are all alight, thro, bblng. pulsating life, crowded with men from every nation In th world. Th principal avenues ar lined ev ery ten feet with captured Boche guns 79 s, and hlvler guns, tanks, etc. In addition to all tbla, th Greatest Men In th world today ar meeting here to formulate the world, to remould the existing structure of natlona Into a better finer .ojie, ff supported players. PRICES 50c to $2.00. " SEATS NOW. W PERFORMANCE AT SilS. IlC0LtlNGW00D SSS? JglA' flu ONE WEEK Cbtnmenclnc "1 TF (K'l I J MONDAY, FEB. SpcWl MATOtEES STARTTNO TUESDAY A$Your Old Friend BILLY ALLEN S 35 PEOPLE INCLUDING FOURTEEN PRANCING BEAUTIES ALL UNDER DRAFT AGE MONDAY EVENING "A ROYAL RECEPTION" WITH ALL TinTUNEFIJI BONO HITS YOC WILL WHISTLE GOtNG nOMK Prices MATINEES 15 - 25c.l EVENINGS 15c, 25c, 35c, 50c SEATS ON SALE FRIDAY w4tiT'rstdent BundajntlgMrt He and Mra Wilson, ana Admiral Grayson attended a meeting of Am erican Soldiers at a T. here, and hel certainly received eome reception. Hae also been to th "European Whit House" in which th Peace Conference ie' to alt. AmVejing to get a start for hom In. April or. May. W bav plenty of mean of tnter - talnmtnt between tbe Red Cross. T. M..C, A - and other auxiliaries attached attached to th A. E. F . On tb whole, we lots ot sport In addition to our military military duties. on Cbrlatmaa even at our old head quarters we had a wonderful Mid night Mas Military Strvlc and in ancient, and historical Cathedral. I attended with a number of brother non - coma. A the choir ang "Ad. este Fldelea" I thought of you and mother ting it in old 8t Mary's Church yeart age; ptrhapa little did mother think that her aon would aver been tinging "Adest Fldeles" In Franc on Christmas llll Vasal Hg? H aaMgsaVHanT sawaa I ,2KLr i Am,K1?i jLiryiiy Unequd11edin SAVING l JBKVllJii ' . . 1 S A 1 ISJbA CTIOJN t - MADH Of FOCCrBXEEPKCB. w htv a keener appreciation of what that word meant. We're going back to Bad. East, and Pleasure, but wt will never b quit th asm men we wer bfor w cam over here. W But we ar coming bomt toon, and ' PPrtclat our own country so ' i y much mors than heretofore. Europe I beautiful; Pari I on of tb mo" beaultful cities in th world. But thty ar alt "looking back" and ar "loolcng forward," which I verr great difference.

Clipped from Poughkeepsie Eagle-News13 Feb 1919, ThuPage 10

Poughkeepsie Eagle-News (Poughkeepsie, New York)13 Feb 1919, ThuPage 10
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