Dear Emmie

Yours to hand of 23rd ult another one behind time I wonder if any more are going to roll up. I have only time to write a short letter this morning as we are tres occupè. We had some horse racing here yesterdays but it was raining most of the day so part of the pleasure was spoilt. The Middlesex band played but I was unable to go very near as I was on guard.

Is there much of a shortage of potatoes in England now? Hoe is your Pa now. I suppose he is short of work but it will be a rest for him. I guess apples and oranges will be dear this Christmas. I guess my Dad (although he is a lover of oranges) will not have a 750 crate this year. I remember the time when he has scrambled them to children in the street. That struck me as being rather funny when you said you “just coughed and walked out”. I suppose you didn’t want to but the shop. If you go to the Fancy Dress Ball as Cupid, I might lose you so don’t do that. I am glad to know the organ fund is complete. I think the Mission is better off now financially than it was in pre-war days. Did Mable get that form from the Min. Of Labour is it the one they are waiting for. Have you heard any more from me lately. I think I have written more. I didn’t vote this time because I haven’t read sufficient. I might have voted for Elliott but when the ballot paper came there were two more names on it; labour people I suppose. I don’t see why they couldn’t leave the election for another year. Well I will now conclude

With Fondest Love

From Yours Ever

Will xxx

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