21 December 1916 – Paul to Gertrude

21 Dec


c/o G.P.O.

Dec. 21st


My dear Mother-

Ever so many thanks for your letter – & also thank you all awfully for the cake – lovely it is – and we had it for tea to-day.

So glad you liked the photographs – rather amusing are’nt they- Both Mr Lyon & Tommy Drew said I was like Jane when I came on the stage.

How ripping the dining room being so popular- I must really try & send you off some more papers- I seem to be so busy lately over various things – rather a good idea taking the piano in there for them to play.

I had a lot of Christmas letters this morning – & of course 2 people to whom I forgot to send cards – & I have none left now. One from Rosamond written with her left hand – jolly good – I am sorry to hear about her thumb. Also one from Willie Perkins – There seems to be a chance we MIGHT be on leave together.!

Jolly good of Joe to let you buy a turkey. I remembered him all right with a card.

I was awfully sorry to worry you over asking you to buy the girls their presents from me – but I thought you would know ever so much better what they want – If you have’nt given them by the time you get this, I enclose 5 tally’s to put on them when you put them on their plates-

with my bestest love to you all & heaps of wishes of happiness etc for Xmas –

Your ever loving son




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