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Date: October 1st 1917
Irene Ford

Hensall, R.R.# 1
Oct. 1/17

Mrs. H. Johns
Dear "Aunt " Ida:-

I remember this is what I used to call you when I was a little girl. I am writing to attempt to attempt to express my sympathy for you all in your recent loss, although we know such things may happen to our friends at the front it gives us all a shock when we hear of it, and they are constantly in our minds after, we know you must feel this blow very much but you are spared the suspense which many mothers must endure when sons are reported "missing"what terrible things that might mean, we have no idea: or if "wounded"what terrible suffering some poor boys must endure while nature and medical skill do their best to heal the broken body. You know Earl was spared these things and has gone Home to reap the reward of the faithful servant. Hoping your father is better and that you all are trusting and receiving consolation in the hope of a meeting in the land where no sorrow comes. I feel this is a poor expression of our sympathy but we remember you in our prayers. and send best love

(Mrs.) Irene Ford

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