Funny Stories Told by the Soldiers: Washington gets these, too

They have some exceptional letters in the London “Family Separation” office, which looks after the families of soldiers at the front. These are all actual letters received:

“Dear Sir—You have changed my little boy into a little girl. Will it make any difference?

“Respectfully yours,


“My bill has been put in charge of a spittoon. Will I get more pay?” [“Platoon” was meant.]

“I am glad to tell you that my husband has been reported dead.”

“If I don’t get my husband’s money soon I shall be compelled to go on the streets and lead an Imortal life.”

“Dear Sir—In accordance with instructions on paper, I have given birth to a daughter last week.

“Truly yours,