December 23 1917
Well here it is Sunday again and just two days before Xmas. Everything is being trimmed with holly here and everything is going to be cheerful on Xmas. I even heard that our offices eat their dinner at the same table as we do on Xmas day. I only hope I am not on guard or anything like that.
I was for a lovely long walk today and had a game of hockey with some fellows on a piece of ice we found, I priced some skates last night they are 8/6 which is fairly cheap. If it is cold winter I think I will get a pair and then sell them again. There is no place where one can hire them.
I was in to town last night and went to the movies. They had a fairly good show but it couldn't touch the Princess or Strand.
Ralph and I have been working out a geometry problem for about an hour. Gee but one gets rusty quick or anything like that.
If I remember I will enclose some snaps I have a lot more coming but they are not ready yet.
I guess it is only too true about that 20-year story. But I don't care. I guess I can stand anything they put me in.
I froze one of my feet on guard the other night and it is pretty sore but is O.K.
I got two letters from you & Sis a few days ago overdue about 3 months. It has the first news I had received about Uncle Harry. I wrote Ralph right away. I have got quite a few boxes but there are a lot that I haven't got. But I hope they will come O.K>
Say but England is a beautiful place when you walk out in the country. I am going to try and take more walks now that cold weather is here. But I suppose itll rain soon. I hope the snow lasts until Christmas.
Well I will close now but will write again soon.