Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman – November 7, 1940
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Well I was expecting Eva & her brother down to-day. But they didn’t show up. So I guess I’ll go to the show after supper.
I wrote to Onnellee last nite But I want to drop another line to-nite. If I have time. Also Aunt Lil. I haven’t heard from her yet.
Gee. I haven’t had any Canadien mail in a week. I expected some to-day. But it didn’t come
A bunch of Canadiens arrived the other day from Iceland. & are they a happy bunch. Bob Oakley that used to fork
from for Les. Ash & Wane Tully. was amongst them. He had a bunch of pictures he took in Iceland. & what a desolate looking place. Not a tree in sight.
He gave me some Money he brought from there & I’m going to try & wrap it up & send it in this letter.
Gee Franc. I wish some mail would arrive from you & Onnellee You know I wasn’t going to write her last night But I went to the show& I couldn’t get her off my mind. So I had to write her before I went to bed.
There is an air raid on now & I soon have to go to supper. Gee I can’t understand why they fly over us & drop their eggs & none has come near us. Lucky Aren’t we? Well I’ll write some more after supper.
Well I’ve finished & what a louzy supper. I wish I could have supper with you some nighe.
They are starting to give the seven days leaves out now. & I expect to go in a couple weeks. Tweedale & Wilf. the guy I went on my last leave with. Are going together first this time & then I go next. If we go to Scotland. We get 2 days extra to
toe travel on. So that’ll make me nine days all told
Well Franc. my (
xxxx) lips I mean the sores on my lips are just about dried. And I feel much better. I cleeen cleaned my teeth to day for the first My lips were so sore before that I couldn’t stand to clean them.
Weel Franc. There isn’t much more to say. So I guess I’d better close for now. So I’ll say
Your Loving Brother
This crazy Tweedale would drive the
best of men nuts
He & I just upset a whole bottle of ink.
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