12 May 1916 – Paul to Gertrude

12 May


c/o G.P.O.

May. 12th 1916


Dear Mother

Very many thanks for your letter – it arrived the same time as usual in spite of Monday’s postage – funny things happen these days!!

We are having our regatta at present – 2 days’ show – yesterday & to-day – Lovely weather for it too. I stroked our officers’ crew yesterday in a race – but we only managed to come in fourth. I am in another race to-day.

Suppose I ought to write & congratulate Maggie on being engaged – Jane told me there were rumours of it – but that it was’nt public yet- I am sorry to hear about the dove – must have been about 12 years old I should think – however did the rat get in the cage.

I saw Digby acting in a play onboard his ship the other day – awfully good he was – I did’nt have time to talk to him as there was a slight rush at the end. We have got the jig-saw rage again – a fearful thing to have really, as it keeps you up so late- If you hear of anyone wanting to give away or lend you might remember me will you-

With best love to you all

Ever your loving son


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