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Date: January 12th 1940

L106608 Pte J.L. Dureault

# 4 Repat Depot A- Wing

Cdn. Army Eng.

Dearest Sis. "Nish",

Hi there Sis just received your most welcome letter and believe me was I ever pleased to get a letter. Yes Nish when I get home we'll sure make up for lost time you can be so very sure of that. I am in the very best hopes of hearing about that application inside these next two weeks that's giving it time.

Yes, Denise I can imagine that I'll see some change in the Dearest family when I get back. I can also quite imagine that both Dad and Mother have a hundred and one things in mind to do for men when I get back. Also, all my sisters and brother. I just can't wait to get back it seems so very long ago since I've been home. I'm sure curious about that surprise they have for me. I suppose that I'll be imagining a hundred and one things and most probably will guess wrong.

I also quite believe that Lorraine got to be a nice girl as she was always rather attractive like to my opinion. I'm glad Emilda is really devoted in the house work so she'll never in her life ever regret it. So George, is just a second Louis poor kid he's got a lot to put up with it . Don't you think so?!!

I can see George working in a café. I'd love to give him an order he has always been kind of a character hasn't he?! I'm also glad to hear that Carmelle and Maxine have not for gotten what there big ugly brother looks like. I can just see little Maxine sitting down on that chair telling you that I'm her boyfriend and if Dad is spoiling her she'll be getting doubled spoiled when I get home I really think she's just a little darling, et?

There is still one thing that I can't seem to put in my mind that I've got a little nephew to go back to and also a brother-in-law it's really hard for me to believe "Nish" I just can't seem to put my mind to it, it's funny but never the less true. Blanche got married!

Well as for myself am not doing I think I'm rather saving myself for that big day when I get off that train in Wolseley and do you blame me?!! I've just finished pressing my uniform and that's quite a job can you see me doing all that stuff I even laugh at myself, but I always do a good job and always try to keep as clean as it is possible. I see to say to myself well Dad or Mother or the family saw me they wouldn't be ashamed of me.

Well as there is really no more for me to talk about I think I'll get a good night for tonight and turn into bed. From your bother who is always thinking of you at home all my best of wishes are with you Sis.

All my Love and Kisses,

As Ever

"Old Buck"

Cheers for now and May Gold bless you and also bring me back home to all of you real soon.