New London, Connecticut
January 6, 1919
Dear Pa and Ma,
Well, we didn't shove off this morning but are getting away tonight at 11:30. We go by boat to New York so we get to sleep all night. From the pier at New York we go to the Pennsylvania Depot, and get a train on to Philadelphia.
Your illustrious son is in charge of the party of twelve, and I have all our records, transportation, and money for meals, etc. It's no good job though, for if anyone gets lost or I lose any of our records, I'm out of luck.
Has snowed all day but isn't very cold. I thought today that if I ran around in the snow with my neck uncovered like we do now, the people would think me crazy.
I dropped Aunt Katy Gault a note today.
Think I'll go down and see a picture show til eleven o'clock, and help pass the time that way.
Love to all of you,
(Postmarked New London, Connecticut, Jan. 6, 1919)