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Date: March 17th 1942


Dear Wilfred:

I received your letter to day and heard that you had your foot broke. I am sorry to hear it and you will have quite a time getting around.

Dad I hope will hire sufficient help so you will not have to work too hard. I guess I am lucky not to have to have a big snow storm to block me in.

You want to make sure that mother does not work too hard. There is no use doing it. They don't bother rushing or working hard over here.

I wrote a letter to Norma yesterday & told here the answers to mothers questions. I am not too badly off here but I am glad that I am moving out of here in a few days.

You say that you have a new girl friend, well if you wear the outfit you had on in the picture you would not have any trouble picking up a good looking girl.

We meet quite a few dames but they are not always good. But then why should they be there is a war on here & you have to live fast.

You say that most of the fellows are scattered & do no be together like they used to. Thinking of drinking I will be glad when I get some where I can get some good beer. This is terrible stuff over here & then the pubs close at 10.

The farmers here are still threshing stacks in the fields & ploughing all winter. They have nineteen fourteen threshing machines & steam engines. You read in books & hear the Englishmen talk of the beautiful countryside but I have yet to see it & I have seen quite a bit of England. Their homes are much smaller & generally two & three families live in each house but every home is of brick or stone. The cattle pastured in the fields all winter & they do not keep them inside. The gasoline has been cut to two gallons a month. An agricultural expert is going to mix sawdust with corn and poultry feed to give it bulk.

So long for now