Dec. 1. 1940,
Dear Betts: -
Received your parcel – I wouldn't really call it a letter – because they brought it in on a truck – thanks a lot Squirt.
I'm glad to hear that everybody gave you such nice presents – I imagine you have received mine by now – small though it be Betts – it carries the right sentiments I assure you.
Sorry to hear that you didn't get the “bumps” but if I get home for Xmas – and right now it doesn't look very bright – you'll get the “bumps” - with interest!
I sure hope you can go to Glenora to fancy skate Betts – because it would do you a world of good. It will make a young lady out of you, instead of just a girl – it gives you poise, gracefulness and everything that makes a lady, a lady, instead of just a woman – believe me there is a difference. Tell Mom I will pay for half the membership for your Xmas present.
I hope your finger is better now and that your basketball team is having all kinds of success.
By the sound of your letter – your new boy friend must be quite a guy. – I'm glad he is alright though because he can't be too good for you Squirt – they don't make them that good. But I hope you are not letting your school work go because of him – keep up the homework now Kid because I don't want you to be a dunce like I was in high school.
I hope the School Play has the best success yet and it will have to go some to beat the plays in the past – financially and otherwise.
I wrote a letter to Mr. Richards at Vic last week – he should have it by now. He will probably answer it and tell me how things are going at Vic. By the way thanks a lot for the 2 Argosys – looks like it is the same old Vic – and thanks a lot for the nice little poem – it is pretty nice – say where did you get it anyway?
How is the Fratkin family? Dick owes me a letter I believe. Say hello to the Magee family for me – also all the kids. You might give my regards to Bill Cameron if you see him.
As you know by now – the whole station here is under quaratine for Diptheria – which means we are C. B. From the looks of things now we will have to be pretty lucky to get out of here much before Xmas. There are a lot of Western boys here with me and we are all hoping and praying to be sent out to Regina so that we can get home for Xmas.
I fell last night on the ice and hurt my bad knee – its a little swollen – but I'm O.K. otherwise – I'm going down to see the Dr. today and get him to tape my knee. Tell Mom not to worry about me because I feel like a million dollars and there isn't a ghost of a chance of me catching Diptheria.
Love to Mom & Mr. Mac.
Lots of Love Squirt
PS: - Write Soon.