Just a few lines in haste. I have received two letters and Mirrors from you but have not had time to write, or rather everything was packed up. We are going to move but don’t know when but I will write you a letter this afternoon if poss. Please remember me to your Ma & Pa and tell mine that I am alright but have not had opportunity to write.
From Will xx
Yours to hand of Rom: Way received yesterday. It is Saturday today and it seems an age since last Sunday so by the time you receive this you will have forgotten all you wrote about. It was not a very long letter and I am afraid this will have to be the same.
I went to a horse show yesterday. We walked from 8a.m. till 2p.m. for the motors to tale us and we passed part of the time away by sitting on the kerb enjoying the scenery of the ruins “en face”. As we arrived there late we did not see much and some of our rations was down there and we didn’t see them at all. There was a canteen that had nothing to sell as it had been raided. I suppose they didn’t serve quick enough. We got back about 8 o’cl and were lucky to get a lorry, some of the chaps had to walk back which must have taken them about 2½ hours.
It is the twins birthday on Weds 14th inst they will be 17. Well my dear I will close now and write more next time if poss.
Fondest Love from Will
Yours to hand of the 1st inst. No! perhaps we wouldn’t want to go to the ramble I dare say we could enjoy ourselves just as well on our own as with a crowd: what say you?
On Aug. 4th 14 I think I was a “Southend sur mer”. I remember there were about a doz. newspaper editions every afternoon. Special War Ed: every time. To hear me speak one would think I was a paper boy perhaps it is rather a funny incident to remember.
There was no tragedy in the letter you mention everybody seemed to breathe a sigh of relief when the new colonel came.
I think “it” is quite safe and no fear of it being squashed, in fact it is growing.
The shortest I have seen is a 128th demisemi-demisemiquaver = 1 semi-breve. A demisemiquaver is a 32nd note. semiquaver 16th note. (28th) (94th) (92nd) (O,)(||O|| breve has two beats.) Compre? The latter is mostly seen in church music. You might be surprised if I say that I have no book or rudiments of music I read one once though not here and I had a small one which I left in the band in Blighty, that is all. I think music is the quickest think I grasp, other things I am generally slow but shure. I havn’t seen G Watson again but I dare say I will before he goes up the line. His brother will be of age soon and I don’t think he’s much bigger than young Bert. I must perforce close now as the post is going.
Fondest Love from Yours Ever Will .