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100 Years Ago: Maple Leaves from Canada

The Intelligencer November 18, 1914 (page 3)

“Pat Yeomans Writes Home From Camp …  Dear Mamma.–It is still raining some and has been for the last two days. The couple of days before that were beautiful, but all the time before that it rained, rained, rained. The horse lines are in an awful condition–mud ankle deep. …

We got your leaves all right. Thanks very much. They arrived in good shape, just as you sent them. It certainly is good to see a maple leaf again. It isn’t until a person gets somewhere like this that he realizes how much he thinks of such things. We were not the only ones either, for everybody wanted some of them.”