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Date: February 16th 1919

Park House

 Parkside Road

Reading [?]

Feb.16 1919

Dear Father,

Your letter was very much enjoyed. It is quite a treat to hear from you, but I know you have plenty of writing to do so haven’t as much time for letters as Mother. What a gay time Mother must have had in Montreal. Hazel is a regular [?] Madam and fairly thrives on it. Quite [?] [?] from me. I will be quite content to settle down quietly in [?]. If we have a car I will learn to drive it and then I can take you and Mother for nice little jaunts. I don’t know how much longer I will be here at the hospital. My discharge papers have come through from the war office and I could have if I wanted to knowing they are a bit short of V.A.D’s now and I don’t mind staying on a while longer. In fact it is much livelier being here with the girls than [?] all by myself. [?] expects to get over by the first of April by may be in England sometime before he sails. There is a chance that we can travel back on the same boat so I am going to wait till he gets over. I was going up to London Friday to see [?] but I had a wire from him the night before saying he was leaving and not to come, where he was leaving for he did not say, but I will probably get a letter from him in a day or two saying where he is. Stanley is still in Devonshire. I met Miss Alexander and thought she was very sweet but still I didn’t see enough of her or talk to her sufficiently to form an opinion. She of course is very pretty and not loud or [?], very quiet but wouldn’t have much force, I should imagine. She would never be a Mrs. [?] or a Mrs. [?] so that’s something to be thankful for. It is a bit milder here now and the bedrooms don’t feel quite so much like ice-boxes. Mary and I went over to [?] (about 15 miles away) on Friday afternoon to see [?] [?] at the Canadian Hospital there. She hasn’t acquired an English accent yet which in her case might have helped her dreadful voice. I may be home the end of April but expect me when you see me. A great deal of love to you both from


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