Saturday May 20 16 My Dear Mother:- Like you, I have not much to say this time but as usual am feeling fine and good health. Your letters are just beginning to arrive at my new address. For a while there was delay but that is over now. Was sorry to hear of your cold. Marion says you got wet feet puttering around in the garden before the ground was dry. That backyard will be the ruination of your health unless you are careful. I know youll do jus the opposite of my advice and it wouldnot surprise me to next hear of you planting waterlilies. Orvil came over to see me to-night and have a chat. Day after to-morrow he goes on leave again. That's what it is to be an officer in a small unit. Is he fortunate or deserving,? both I think. When will my leave come, I don't know. From the M.G.S. I would have had it about now but this transfer will probably put it back considerably. However I must say the work in the artillery is a rest in itself after the trenches. Gladstone Ghent will probably have arrived in Toronto before this. He will have a very large tale to tell of the dangers, privations, hardships, close calls etc etc. one endures in the trenches. It may be true, but do not think that such conditions exist all the time. There are fine days bright and warm with hardly any artillery or rifle fire and those craters we were in and [?] having quietened down nearly alltogether. Had a nice letter from Mrs. Mackenzie. I think so much of it I am enclosing it and would like you to keep it. Lou, Mack's brother, who was out here was wounded shortly afterwards, so you will see she is having a very trying time indeed. How sorry I feel for them I cannot express. Aunt Agnes and Uncle Robert wrote me this week. They are all fine. The twins are Voluntary Red Cross Nurses and Logan is out here in the trenches. Joe tells me he will not be called up until July. He is some cousin that boy and I am hoping for home before he joins the army. Well Mother must get away to my little "bed" doesn't that surprise you, but its true. Oh yes I have a horse now, a gee gee, and act as chamber maid to about six others. A fine job. I don't think. Your loving son John. P.S. That light underwear would be very acceptable at an early date.