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Date: August 30th 1942

Calgary, Alberta

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Dear Inona-:

Well I guess it is about time I was writing you another line I have been as busy as hell for the last couple of weeks. We had our 14th week exams on saturday and were they ever tough. I don't know whether I passed them or not but will know for sure on tuesday. I hope I did for I don't want to be set back a month if you don't pass them all they put you back a month. When we came out here there was 54 in our class and now there is only 28 of us left. There will likely be a bunch more go back next week.

I guess it won't be long until the winter sets in. Up here the other morning we had 10" of frost. There was ice all over the place. Everything was all white until about noon. It won't be too good for the old C.O.'s flowers. He has more flower around here than the whole city of Toronto. It takes about 25 men to look after them. This is supposed to be the nicest station in Canada but I'm sure it is the stictess. A person can't even put their hands in your pockets but they ball the piss out of you.

I laughed last night till I damn near died. There was four of us went down town for a walk and there was an old bag walking ahead of us. In between us and the girl was an Australian. George sneaked up and give her a pinch in the ass and then jumped in behind a car. She turned around and seen this Australian and did she ever give him an awful slap. She didn't know what the hell to say. We just walked on pass and laughed like the dickens at him. This George Baker comes from Owen Sound and is the funniest person I ever met. He comes up to my shoulder and weighs about 200 pds. His ass sticks out so far you could sit on it and have a nice seat when he is walking around.

I guess it won't be long before Margaret is starting to school. It doesn't seem very long ago that she was just learning to walk. I guess Ruth is running around all over now.

I give up the little girl out here I think she is going nuts or something. She was all the time talking about getting married but I have no notion of marrying her. She has been trying to get in touch with me quite a few times but I told the service police to tell her they couldn't find me. I think I will just stay in and not bother my head with anyone. Well I guess that is all this time




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