Saturday, June 22nd.
My Dear Mother:-
Have just had our evening repast, so while my mind is at rest I will write you a few lines. I received your letter of May 27th a few days ago and was glad to know that things were looking as nicely at home. It will be very pleasant for you to have Nellie at home with you during the vacation. So Murray has embarked in another line of work? I have also received quite a few papers from you and Nellie lately. They are very welcome.
Apparently the new M.S. Act Amendments have caused much worry to the farmers. It's encouraging to see that the Alberta agriculturists are behind the scheme. It certainly works hardship in certain cases but a war necessarily entails cases of that nature.
Mrs. Carrothers will soon have worry with so many boys to think about. I was going to go up and see Fred tomorrow but think I will postpone the trip for a week.
I haven't received any S.E. Posts lately. Will you [have] the address to which they are sent changed and, Mother in your parcels, don't send me any canned goods. Back here we have no or few opportunities of cooking them and while they are just the thing while in the line we will probably never be in there for a long enough period to make use of them. I guess it was Nellie that sent them but you can tell her, will you? I guess the parcel you sent early in April is gone although even yet it may straggle in. The one you sent May 10th certainly came through very quickly.
Saturday is a half holiday. We had an indoor baseball game this afternoon in which our Battery trimmed up "A" Battery. The greatest rivalry comes when we play "D" Battery as we both [come] from the Ex-19th. We played them last night and got trimmed by one run in the last inning after much excitement. The proposal is to put up a side bet of five francs per man in the next contest and that should insure some struggle.
Today has been very windy and dusty. The summer is certainly slipping around. Around here the French farmers are already commencing their harvest. A few fields of rye have been cut and some haying has been done.
I haven't heard from Andy MacGill for some time. Is he still in England? Well, think I will close as I haven't much to write about these days. With love from