April 8, 1918
Dear Margorie and Flow
How are Ray's two little sweethearts to-night? I hope you are both feeling well and strong. I suppose Victoria is beginning to look summery again? How is school getting on?
Well dears I expect to be away to France before very long now, probably about a week. I'll try and catch a nice little Kaiser for you.
It has been quite wet over here the last few days, thus making it a bit chilly and muddy. But we should worry about a little mud. I just wish I could take you both in my arms and cuddle you for a long time, wouldn't it go fine?
Would like awfully will to get some nice letters from you folks, telling me just what you are doing, and everything in general. Don't you think you could manage to write me one now and then? Please try. If you knew how lonely and lovesome I get sometimes I am sure you would. Tell Auntie that if she is sending a parcel sometime, that I would like to have some date cookies, a fruit cake, and some sugar.
I must close for to night dears, as I have to be up at 5.30 in the morning. With heaps of love