Nov. 17, 1917
Dear Mother & Sis,
Have not written since Thursday but have been in the operating room & have been busy. We had one big op Thursday…don’t know why but they asked me to scrub up for it. A big man came down to do it. It was very important and everything went off fine, but I tell you I was a fussed girl when they told me… but they all said it was fine and our Colonel was tickled to death, praised me up sky high. Well, we are warned for France, that is this unit. Fordy and I are doing our best to go with them. Wouldn’t it be grand. I spoke to the Colonel and he said “Yes Miss M., we want some good nurses.” It was just after the operation and he was feeling fine. Major Wilson said he would do all he could so perhaps we will get off with them. They are going soon so they and we may be gone before you get this, hope so.
George Metcalf Archival Collection
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