The Munro Letters 1914 - 1917 : Letters Home from the Front - World War I
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In which Byers replies to Gordon's letter. Includes news of home, work, family, and friends.
February 23rd 1915.

Dear Gordon ,-

Yours received Saturday evening and was glad to hear from you.

That surely was some hour to be writing letters. I have done the same at two o'clock but six o'clock is out of the question with me altogether. I have been doing sentry duty myself for a week or so but my hours have not yet reached six o'clock.

I was up to the home guard drill last night and he was giving them physical exercise with their hands on their hips ,up on their toes and then bend their knees to the ground. You should have heard those bones cracking , it was just like a rifle shot. Your father was up there going through the paces too. Jim is getting very soldierly looking now and especially when the Sergant-Major strolls near him.

Your friends Heck and Cornnie have not been hitting very well lately .Cornnie had to balance the savings and Heck didn't help him and I believe they had some row or at least Sparling told me that Cornnie slapped Heck's face the next morning but as Heck didn't have to do it and the savings were balanced O.K. it didn't concern me so I didn't find out the truth of it.
Heck is doing fine work now and has improved a great deal lately and I can't find any of his work left undone when h e leaves at night .I can hear you say "Some change " and it surely is a nice one for me as I hated to have to keep dogging him al\ the time . Should he ever to start to slink again I will follow your little suggestion.

Heck's friend Gibson has enlisted with the third and he telephoned Heck to get him to enlist too but I think Heck will wait for the fourth or fifth he had not decided yet which it will be. He would be a good man to have as I feel sure that he would invent some easy way of getting the Kaiser or at least do something to lighten the work of the men , especially those in his company.

It must be kind of nice to have everything free and not have everyone trying to stinga fellow every chance they get. Do you remember when we used to have to hid in the vault (we are still doing it) to keep from getting stung on some charity affair. Old Tom was me asking me where you were the other day and when I told him he said "Poor Mun-roe he was a fox".

Well Gordon although every day is like a holiday here now still I have a little work to do so had better get at it . Drop me a line whenever you have time as I shall (Miss Ganton) always be glad to hear from you. I remain,-

Yours sincerely


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