[2 May 1917] Well certainly the weather since I joined the battery has been really heavenly – the only thing I’m sorry for is now that everything must be rushing out leaves flowers etc – of course here we don’t have things like trees so can’t watch them coming out.
I was awfully glad to get the letters from you & Em.
I do hope something will soon be fixed up about the mines – it would be great if it could be.
Will you say how glad I was to get letters from Aunt Clara & Aunt Fanny – I don’t expect we’ll have a great deal of spare time just now – but I’ll try & write if I get the chance.
How good Bob getting home for a bit of leave – I’m so glad he’s well –