The Way We Were


December 7, 2017

December 13, 1917: Nicholas Nussbaumer writes the publisher of the Sentinel that he arrived in Washington, D.C., on Thanksgiving Day in time for a good turkey dinner. Following is an excerpt from his letter: “Some of my boy-hood friends are in my company, which of course makes it more pleasant for me than if I was wholly among strangers. My first disappointment is that I am not likely to have Mr. Weigle for a captain, but I am determined to make good no matter under whom I serve. I should be glad to hear from old Wrangell. I have not heard one word from there since I left.”

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