January 31, 1917
Granville Can Host
Say when are you going to write by Gosh I have not had any word from you for a month of Sundays. What do you know about me being wounded in the naval raid, my friend in Buxton heard from London that I had been wounded and admitted to Oxford Hospital and was in the surgical ward, they were telephoning all over the country trying to find out what happened to me and all the while I was here with absolutely nothing the matter.
Had some Murad from Canada today and believe me they are sure going fine. Say Mother I am back on regular pay once more and take it from me “never again will I take leave without permission” That was a lesson I never again will forget. Just wait till I tell you of some of the experiences I had financing myself but I managed to get along all right and generally had a shilling or two. Just eleven months and two weeks on twenty cents a day. Not much is it?
Gee the weather here is simply grand Mother it would do you good just to live by the sea such glorious weather as this. Tell that big sister of mine she will have to come again on her French as I lived in France for nearly a year and can read it very fair.
Say mother for goodness sake don’t get mixed up with any of the family affairs of the married nieces of yours let them fight out their quarrels themselves and for Buds Mother well she is not so bad after all.
Well Mother I am going to bed now. Tell Dad I am going to write him tomorrow without fail. Remember me to VV and Dad with love