No. 1 Stationary Hospital
May 18, 1918
Dear Mum & Sis
How are you all today? Say this paper belongs to someone very nice don’t you think? Here it is Saturday again and another nice day. My, the weather is grand. Hope it continues because it is so nice.
I suppose we will have another big push again. Hope they make one grand one and finish but don’t worry we are far from harm.
Listen, do you know that canned heat you sent me? Do you think you could get any more? I cannot get any here. It is just splendid. I forget what it was called, in fact destroyed the cans.
So far have not had any more word about the transfer… It may not come for a month but am looking for it any day now.
Everything must be so nice when it is all out but that grass is another question. Can you not get a boy to cut it every week for you?
I suspect to get another bunch of letters from you soon because there was a big push of Canadian mail in last night and mine always comes in later because it goes to Calais first, but I am looking for it…
Now my dear this means one every day for weeks. Surely you get my letters now. Should get a lot. No letter from John last night again. Wonder what is wrong.
I went over to the cemetery last night—they have millions buried. Some Canadians but did not know any of them… Lots of officers…the officers have graves to themselves but the privates are two in a grave, each have a wooden cross at the head and all are fixed up nicely.
George Metcalf Archival Collection
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