Engers on the Rhine
February 5, 1919
Will try and write a few lines in answer to your letter of December 30.
All is well in this part of the world at present. It is quite cold but not as cold as it gets at home. It snows a little every night but it melts off during the day.
I had a letter from Papa, he said that Art and Rose had just recovered from the flu. I am about as fat as I was in California so I guess the climate must agree with me here all right in regard to health. But I am getting tired of being away from home so long. I hope they will send us home soon but don’t expect to get back before next summer or fall, so will have to grin and bear it.
If I get discharged by next fall expect I will come to Los Angeles for the winter, but I guess that is looking a long ways ahead. I suppose Edith [niece] is going to school now. Does Bill still have his girl he used to talk about?
This is not much of a letter but will have to make it do for one as there is not much to write about.
With love and best wishes to all,
Robert E. Schalles
1st Amb Co. 2nd Div. A.E.F.