Feature Letter of February 10th, 2016
Law, John William M.M.
Dear Father and Mother:-
Your letter of the 23 Jan together with Agnes, Eudora's and William's received yesterday. It was a big Canadian mail and I came out good with seven the most Ive had for years and years. Its quite a big order to write a little to each in reply so will just tell you all the general happenings around here....Agnes' letter was very interesting especially her work in the [?] kitchen. I wonder how her patients would appreciate a stew I made the other day, about a dozen potatoes, a tin of army rations, 4 tins bully beef, 12 cubes oxo, half loaf of bread and a fair quantity of Belgian mud. We actually debated in all seriousness whether we should put a tin of sardines we had in it or not, but the majority won and the sardines were kept out. Your mention of chicken, tomatoe salad, Lemon sherbert rolls etc seems preposterous. I had begun to think there was nothing in the world except bully beaf bread jam and tea, and if your patients were served on the latter fare there would be less sickness. Why, look at us, we're all healthy and getting fat, suffering privations and exposure. Say, on the quiet though, send a parcel of eats like the last one, a little butter, a few sodas and perhaps a tin or so of sardines. You know just supposing you were going to a picnic which would you take along. Well, that just what we'd like. Mac likes parcels to, as for the socks I really don't need them, Mac can use them. Orvil does not need them. The linen shirts are good but they don't help the bugs any. My body and legs are simply speckled with bites, but after wearing it a couple of weeks it makes a good cloth to oil and clean the gun and rifle or the clean one's mess tin after a meal.