This starts a new month and we all hope that it will be a big one. Every one is expecting to see our troops this month. I am very optimistic. I dream every night of my darlings, and pray that I get to see them again this year. I am so tired of all this. Last night there was some shooting near here, and the garrisson was called out I hope the prices didn’t got too optimistic and get hurt. Well anyway we shall see. Received a letter from my darling Valree, and one from the Dallas a.m. Calb.