Deer Mound, Alta.,
June 16, 1916
My Dear Earl,
I was very pleased to get your letter but I want a nicer one next time. I am anxious to hear how you are because it must be wetter than ever down there since this last rain.
I went to town again Tuesday and raised $20 from the Patriotic fund by waiting two hours. There is $142 in the bank and $45 more to put in besides it I am expecting another check tomorrow. I haven’t been spending hardly any money but I want to get our pictures taken when you come up from Calgary. I would like to have you get your picture taken to put in that thing that I got made. Get one taken a little larger than a post card just head and shoulders and not put on a card.
I am going to try and make our boy do his jobs in the po. I went to the shack and got that board.
Our little darlings are in the best of health. Little Edie has written you a letter all her self and put some kisses on it for her papa. She kissed the paper all over and then started to mark on it.
The cows are giving a dandy lot of milk now. The colt is doing fine. There was a letter for you from Bert so I will send it along. You want to write to Uncle Sam too Earl. You know he is always glad to get a letter. He hasn’t been feeling very well lately. They have finished putting in the crop on our place. Edie says her little prayer every night now and she never forgets her papa either.
I haven’t got sick or pale in the face yet but I think I may have the croup tonight.
I would be disappointed not to get a letter every week. Earl dear take good care of yourself and be good. Keep your things in good order. Good bye dearest.
Your loving Ethel