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Date: December 2nd 1943
Miriam Biollo - (sister)
Peter Biollo

[Editor’s note: The text along the far left edge of the paper is missing.]

Dec 2/43

[De]arest Mimi:

Hello big sister. I sure was glad to hear from [?]u again. I hope you are getting your share of mail [?]m me bye now. I love you honey and please don’t get [?] crazy idea I’ve forgotten my big sis. I think [?]r swell really! We all have little faults, but [?]eck what a place this world would be if we didn’t [?]ve something to liven it up and think about. Boy [?] all accounts you have some beau. Is he as [?]ndsome as me – ha -ha-ha. Boy you sure have [?]n at the hospital a long time eh? How time [?]s fly! Yes honey I think I will write to your L.A.C, [?] would be nice if you really want me to. So you [?]t to know what it’s like over here eh?

Well dearie, it’s pretty lonely at times, it’s beautiful [?]places, intriguingly ancient in some parts, plenty [?] and foggy, dark at nites-blackout, how I hate that, [?] all in all it’s been and still is a great education [?]ing over here. I am on leave again and I’m writing [?]u from my hotel in Edinborough, Scotland. [?] told you all about my last leave so I’ll start [?] tell you about this one.

I’m on the 5th day of another 2 weeks leave. [?] is the loveliest and most Canadian place I’ve [?]n to over here. I met Tom Bradshaw (with [?]hom I used to go to school). This city is [?]rther north than Edmonton, but it is quite [?] at present, although I haven’t seen the sun for [?]eks. I went on a city tour yesterday and visited [?]int parts of the city including Edinborough [?]stle where Queen Mary of Scots lived, saw her [?]droom and dressing room, dining hall, the King’s [?]ms, it was all so intriguing, also visited [?] Knox’s home the founder of Knox Church, [?]ited the church Oliver Cromwell burnt down [?]he rooms where men where tortured and murdered. [?] all the armour they wore and the torture inst-[?]ments. Boy I was in my glory. I saw so much [?]uch interesting things that I could never tell it [?] in a letter. My 2 pals and I went to the Canadian [?]b where we received invites to a big formal [?]nce put on by Lady Jamieson tonite, lots of [?]g bugs will be there and boy am I going to show [?]em what an ordinary runt can do. I’ve changed [?]lot honey I’m not shy anymore and I really get [?] there and put some life into it; at least I [?]nk I do ha-ha. Some people I meet are shocked [?] me at first cause I’m so outspoken, but they [?]on get over it. I may go up to Aberdeen for [?] few days during this leave. I could give you [?] list a mile long of the places I’ve been and [?]e hotels I’ve stayed at but who wants a list! [?] tell you all about it when I get home. Well Mimi I’m out of paper, so I’ll close [?]w and send you more news of this leave when [?] get back to camp O.K? I haven’t seen or [?]ard from Johnny lately. I guess he’s busy [?]ke I was a while back. Bye now dear and [?]oads of luck.

Love from your brothah

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