Waiting from the mail from home
Friday, July 12, 1918
Transcribed by: Anne Hales
Dear Folks at Home:-
I have put off writing this last few days because a Canadian mail came in a day or so ago and I have been waiting to get a letter from home but none has come thus far.
Yesterday I received a parcel of socks, handkerchief etc. from the Girls’ Patriotic League. I will have to write to them today to let them know that I have got them all right.
None of the parcels have arrived lately but I am still living in hopes.
Well this is the 12th of July and I suppose all the Orangemen in Mount Forest will be celebrating as per usual. On dinner parade today I saw one fellow wearing an orange and blue sash so evidently the day isn't forgotten over here.
Jack Swirley was around to see us the other day. He is a sergeant in the Machine Gun Battalion now.
We are having a little spell of wet weather this last few days and I hope it dries up soon as it certainly makes things miserable when it is wet.
I haven’t much news this time so must close. WE are all well and hope you are the same.
Love to all
This is part of the John Cushnie Collection. This is a collection of approximatly 98 letters from 1916 to 1918, and a diary with 220 entries from 1918. These letters and diary entries, were very gratiously provided by Anne Hales.