December 3rd 1916
Did not get any word from you this week. Suppose it is somewhere on the road or at the bottom of the ocean but never mind keep on writing and I will do the same. Wish I could get home for Xmas. This will be two I have missed and likely to another one yet before I get back. I will have to do some desperate eating when I do get back to make up for lost time eh?
Well I am damned near froze. Got all my clothes my clothes on I own. Great coat and all and I still can’t get warm and the ground is not even chilled. That is what England is like. I like cold frosty weather but this gets my goat. Guess I must be getting cold feet for I can’t keep them warm. Ern Creamer was down to see us Fri. He is looking just the same only a little older. I was sure glad to see him. He says he has had enough of the trenched to last him for awhile. I don’t know when he plans to go back. I only saw him for a few mins. I was on duty and he could not stop for he ran away from the hospital. He said he was afraid we would be drafted before he could get a pass so he took one. I don’t think we will be here very long for I am sure we will go as drafts but the sooner the better. Oh how did you make out at the bean supper? It makes me hungry even to write “beans”. Wish I could have been there. Suppose you have had lots of snow by this time.
Oh Hell, I can’t think of anything to write. There isn’t any news. We are not allowed to write when there is. Squire and I are sending you a card that’s all we can get. We are both well and kicking. We don’t see much of Angus nowadays but he is well and homesick. I get lonesome myself on Sundays. Guess I told you had a letter from Aunt Aggie. Must close for this time. Wishing you and John a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year.
PS Tell John he will have to eat my share of the Xmas dinner. Guess I will send Mrs. D a card. I have an extra one. Jack