V. many thanks for your letter – early this week. I generally don’t get it till Tuesday. What a ripping time you all must have had for the week-end – Ted & Nell there! An ordeal for Nell to go through, I should say – I am glad you like her. Ted sent me a letter & told me about it – & I sent a hurried wire & wrote – but I have’nt heard from him since. There’s no doubt about it – the soldiers get all the luck these days.
Coldish up here these days – snowing & it’s been freezing for 2 or 3 days now. Will you send me along a shirt or two out of my chest – a couple of warm looking ones.
Yes – there is a chance I believe of some leave soon – but only a day or two at the most – & it will be very sudden – because I can’t tell you when I’m coming-
My rotten old ankle keeps swelling up. I played footer the other day & of course started it again – but it never hurts really – except when it actually gets touched-
Do you want any homes for Susan’s puppies? I am thinking I should rather like one.
So Topher has gone to France, I have written him a letter & sent him some papers.
I never know who these weird people are of whom you talk – whoever’s John Thompson – I’m sure I’ve never heard of him before.
Well I must go to bed. I must start a 2nd blanket I think.
ever so much love to you all-
Your ever loving son