September 25, 1918

34th letter

Dear Mother:-

Not a very great deal has happened since my last note in the way of work. Only about a seventh of the men go through here now that used to a few weeks ago, but there are still enough to warrant having six or seven big Italian ambulances here which take the men back to a big distributing center. We don't go there very often, but work back to the special hospitals. There will often be only three or four men with some special disease which go to some special hospital and that's where we come in. The day before yesterday, we had a taste of a real storm. The wind blew terribly and the rain didn't come in drops but in sheets. Trees and telegraph poles were blown over and blockaded the roads for a while and a part of the tiling on the hospital roof was torn up. It stopped for a bit at supper time and then just before we had to go out, it started out again. I was out from 9 P.M. till 1 A.M. driving without lights except for the lightning which would blind one for some seconds after each flash. Luckily, I had some improvised curtains which kept out part of the rain, but still I didn't keep dry long. I was surprised to see how easy it was to see without lights for the road was shiny and I really didn't have much trouble.

I have to go and take a captain out now. A letter came from Betty this morning saying that my letters seemed to be arriving. If the work keeps easing up, I'll get more time to write. Tomorrow I get relieved and go in to camp, after eight days on post.

Thank Ces for addressing the newspapers and getting them off. I’m sure she has a hand in the good work.