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Date: December 22nd 1918
Harold Dean

Dec 22/18

Dear Mother:-

Here is another Sunday and as it happens it is the last before Xmas.  It has been a dirty miserable rainy day but I managed to clean up and walk down as far as the Wesleyan Church for tea. I believe I told you about the Sunday p.m. tea at the church, all you can eat in the line of bread and butter and cakes and as many cups of tea as you wish for the sum of 4d. that’s 8¢ No wonder we can afford a good tea once a week.

I have not had any letters from you since I last wrote but I had one from Ruth. I also had a parcel from Mrs Hughes, Milton St, which I have to acknowledge to Mrs Johnston. I shall have to write to Mrs Hughes as well. It is not my policy to correspond with married women but I will make an exception in this case. The parcel from Mrs Hughes was in good condition and we had a nice tea that evening. Of course all the boys had to have a piece of Meth. cake the same as happened last year in Dodoma. Thank goodness I am not in G.E.A. this year for Xmas.

Now mother some time ago Mary sent me a statement of a/c re my allotment. It seemed to be O.K. but tell her to send one up to Dec 31st and then as you receive the other amounts from time to time please let me know. I am having the allotment stopped dating from Dec 27th as I want to try and keep square with them as I go along. I don’t suppose it will be many months more now so it will not make much difference

If I get a little money in hand here I will want it going home so everything will be lovely.

Of course I have heard nothing of demobilization yet but I guess I will in due course. We are doing nothing this month here so it is kind of a Xmas holiday. Of course as I wrote before I am going on twelve days leave from the 2nd. Jan.

Well Mother I had better ring off for now as I don’t know what to write. I dont even know my program for Xmas Day and that is only three days hence. Well Mother I will say Bye Bye for this time with lots of love and best wishes for the New Year to all I am

Your loving son

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