It was a delicious morning

TCD MS 10247/1/825 folio 1 recto

TCD MS 10247/1/825 folio 1 recto

3 March 1917

Dear Mother

I have certainly been very bad about letters lately – must try and improve. I was delighted with your letter – combining its news with news I had from Jack – it really looks as if something might be done about the mines – I do hope something comes through quickly – it really would be tophole.

I told Em about how I got over to see Jack – Sunday he and I went out to dinner in the town. Unfortunately the two best publics had been put out of bounds to troops so we had to resort to a rather second class one which was packed with very merry Scotch Canadians – however they got us a little table and you seem always to be able to get a decent dinner in France. That night it turned cold and some snow fell. – next morning early I started to ride back – it was a delicious morning with the wind behind me: so I fairly tootled along.

That evening however turned out a regular blizzard snow & biting wind. This morning there was some 3 inches of snow on the ground and it was coming down almost