[18 May 1917] I’m glad to say the [? Germans] seems to have stopped shelling the region where we were so I hope we’ll have a happy one returned!
So glad the chickens have done so well; and every<thing> still going strong at home. I hope Father gets about a bit this grand weather. What about the mines – doesn’t it break one’s heart the way everything seems to fiddle along – still really the mines business seems to be coming to something at last.
Now – I’m feeling a bit dull & lazy – the heat I suppose so will stop – ever so much love to all & please next time you write thank Win for all her topping letters.
Yr very lov[in]g son,