Dear Ma, Pa, Barb, Ann & Ele,
Well it won't be long now. I leave tomorrow night (Thurs. night) and I should arrive in N.Y. probably late Tues. morning. I am taking the Southern Pacific through St. Louis. I took the Union Pacific last time so I don't know what time I will arrive in N.Y. So don't have anybody come down to meet me. How did you like the surprise I told you about in my last letter? Yes I'm sending myself home. I didn't want to tell you all until I was absolutely sure. The same for Grandma. Won't it be swell. I'll be home for Grandma's birthday & also 4th of July and we can celebrate Ele's birthday early. How's that?
Don't get excited Ma and if I arrive home any different time than Tues. I'll wire you & let you know.
So until then I remain
Your Loving Soldier Boy
"I'll be Seeing you All"