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Date: January 23rd 1943

No. 1 Y Depot
Halifax, Nova Scotia

January 23, 1943

Dear Mother,

I received your letter today so I thought I'd send a few lines to you. My goodness! Your letters certainly sound pretty mournful. I think it's rather silly feeling like that when I'm having the time of my life here and will be having a much better time when I get to England. I'm tickled to death to be going over there. From your letter you would almost think I was going away for ten years, but I'll be back again before you know it. So why don't you cheer up a little. Anyway, they say the war will be over pretty soon.

I didn't buy that suitcase, but I did get something that is better. I bought a small folding camera in a leather case the other day. I paid $10.00 for it. This afternoon I went downtown and bought
$6.00 worth of film. I should have quite a few good pictures to show you when I get back again.

Another friend and I took the ferry across to Dartmouth this afternoon. It's only about a 10 minute trip but it's quite interesting going across the harbour and seeing the different boats. It was such a swell afternoon out today. We took quite a long walk around the city seeing the different sights. We don't do a great deal around here so we rely on walking to get our
exercise in.

I guess I'll have to be going now to get ready for the dance on the station tonight. So goodbye for now.

Your loving son,