The Munro Letters 1914 - 1917 : Letters Home from the Front - World War I
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In which Jessie Munro provides Gordon Munro with an update on the measle outbreak in Oakville. Also mentioned is the engagement of a local couple.
The Manse
Oakville Mar. 7th

My dear Gordon

Edward was at Evans for tea to-night and stayed rather late for an invalid. I had to wait up for him to see that he was well tucked in bed. Now I do not feel sleepy so will write you a few lines. Ethel is quite well again and we will be out of quarantine on Wednesday that is if Chrissie is not getting the measles. This morning I was afraid it was but I gave her a good doze of medicine and she is much better to-night. She has been in bed since Friday so I think it must be a bad cold as the measles would have been showing by this time if that is what she was catching. Two weeks ago Saturday Ethel was playing with Ethel Thornton and the two Graces. Last Friday the three got the measles. There are placards up all over the town.

We will be glad to see you the end of the week as we are pretty lonely without you. Wib Thornton is leaving for the West on Wednesday. He is sorry he will not see you. Have you written to Margaret yet? If not do so, as she says Brock wrote to Jess.

I have not been out for two weeks so do not know just what is going on around Our town. Mrs. O’Reilly and Dr. Stead are really engaged. That is the latest gossip. I believe I must be sleepy as my thoughts do not seem to come quickly.

Remember me to Brock. I hope you are both keeping well.

Your loving mother

Jessie Munro
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