Letter to Mrs. Stepler from Gordon Stepler, September 10th 1916

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No 21
Sept 10/16
Dear Mother,-
	There is not much news to tell you but I thought I would drop you a line
just to let you know I am all right. I have rec'd four or five letters from
you in the last few days so you see I am getting all your mail. There was a
spell of over two weeks before that that I had not got one from you so you
see I sometimes do not get it very regularly.
	I was on quarantine guard Wednesday. I had to march up and down with a
rifle between 9-11 a.m. 3-5 p.m. 9-11 p.m. and 3-5 a.m. It was rather
lonely and tiresome at night but I had a fine clear night. I did not have
to do anything the day before or the morning afterwards so that it was not
so bad.
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Other days we generally have squad drill till about half past ten in the
morning and physical exercise in the afternoon until about half past
three.
	I went down to Folkestone the other night and the bunch of us went into a
roller skating rink and we had lots of fun sliding around. I have a
midnight pass so can stay out late but all the street lights are out and we
can't have any lights in our tents and it is beginning to get dark earlier
now.
	I got a nice diary from Aunt Dollie yesterday for a birth day present.
	Well I guess this is all the news now. With love	Gordon
P.S. The 135th is at Whitley which is quite a ways from here.