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Date: January 23rd 1918

January 23rd, 1918

Dear Mother:

Sent you a note on the 15th [not in file] and want to drop a few lines tonight. Not that I have a great deal of news, for everything goes on at usual. Received your parcel of December 13 containing chicken, etc. and your letter of December 16 in this week's mail. Many thanks for them both. The parcel was fine and very welcome and much enjoyed and the long newsy letters you write are always welcome.

We are taking a course in signaling and are having a very decent time. The weather at first was rather unpleasant but the last couple of days have been splendid. This is a beautiful night with the moon shining bright and clear overhead. We are living in huts, some twenty-four to a hut and are quite comfortable. Have bunks and altho' kept fairly busy are enjoying our time out of the line. Am getting some work done with the dentist since coming out. Have been down three times. He is a good dentist, does good work and I am glad of the chance to get the work done. Am glad to hear that Walter is getting along so well in his work in the hospital. Had a letter from Claude written since the Halifax disaster telling on his experiences and of the rescue work they were doing. Must write to him soon. Also had a letter from Murdoch MacLeod a short time ago. He is out here in a railway construction battalion. Am hoping to see him soon. Well Mother I think I will say
good night as the boys are all talking and it is hard to write. Will write again in a few days. All well.

Again many thanks for your parcel. Everything went right to the spot.

Love to all from, Harold