Great Great Uncle John...
A few years ago my parents downsized and mom gave me two small drawers filled with what I thought was just costume jewelry. Sometime later I went through the box and found in the very bottom a typed letter from my Great Great Uncle John. It was written to his siblings. The date on the letter was July 14, 1918 and he typed on the top right hand corner "Somewhere in France".
John H. Ale was 1st Lieutenant in the 355th Infantry. I am attempting to research all the abbreviations on the envelope to track down other historical connections to him so I can gather more about what his experiences might have been. Anyway, he said in this letter that he "writes seven or eight letters ever (sic) week"...and "is looking for one from you, hope I won't be disappointed."
Aside from the age of this letter, it reminds me that someone in my heritage was also a persistent writer and he too cared deeply for a response. I'll be passing on this letter to future generations so they can keep the tradition going.