5 August 1918 A Row at Dinner




Many thanks to Coralee for providing me with artifacts throughout the years and especially for the stack of WWI-era letters that were delivered to me on 31 May 2019. They have provided countless hours of family history entertainment.

– Denise

After several days on the boat, life was probably getting a bit monotonous. Floyd reported that there was almost a row over the supper menu.

5 August 1918.

Up at usual time Mon. Aug 5.

Our menu – bread, hardtack, coffee, cream of wheat & jam.


They sprung a surprise on us and had boat drill in the A.M.

5 August 1918.

Noon mess – beans, “HT”, bread, tea, meat.

Had physical exam in P.M.

Supper caused a row as our menu was “H.T.” black tea, apple sauce, jam & cheese.

Stayed on deck until quite late.


Bad Weather but Some Meat


Floyd Boyce Phillips, “Journal” (Army, 1918-1919).” privately held by Denise Krueger, Rochester, MN, 2019.

The Phillips Family

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