Letter from Norman Evoy
Oct. 14, 1915.
On Monday last I received my first letter from home and was surprised to learn you had not received any mail from me. I have forgotten exactly how many times I did write but it was about aonce a week, not including numerous cards to the "kids."
The day following our arrival I mailed a card telling you my address. Then a few days later I wrote the longest letter ever. It surely was a record for me, I am sorry if it has been lost. Besides an account of our trip over the water it contained a whole lot of love for all our wives and sweethearts. It may have gone down with the Hesperian. I am afraid you have been thinking me very neglectful when all the time I thought I was doing so wonderful.
Last week-end I spent in London, as I told you I would do, in the last letter. London surely is some city and leave it to us if we didn't enjoy that visit. But I'm going to tell you all about it another time. It will take too long now. I have too, a few souvenirs of the Zeppelins to send home.
Talking about Zeppelins there was one passed near here last evening and incidentally dropped a few bombs. I am not sure how many but I heard seven reports myself. It was a cloudy night and an ideal one for air-raids. "A fine night for a murder." We were sitting in our tents chatting. It was about 9.10 p.m. We had just returned from down town. (Now you know we don't stay out late nights.) Suddenly a number of explosions (4 or 5) in rapid succession halted our discourse and those who had their mouths open, saying something, left them that way for a short period of time. Then three or four more and we "doused the glim" as everybody rushed out to see a Zep. But there was nothing in sight. The place where the bombs were dropped is over three miles from here. It is reported to-day a number killed and some injured also several horses killed. The papers to-day tell of what happened in London but say nothing of here.
Now this isn't a very long letter but I am going to write again Sunday and will then tell you more. Everything is going excellent. I started on a musketry course. This will take two weeks.
This job is almost like going to school again. I have been getting instructions in wireless apparatus, visual signaling, telegraphing and running "war" lines, riding and getting paid for doing it. Don't you wish you were me?
But I said I would be brief this time so will stop. Hoping you are all enjoying the blessings of good health.