The Munro Letters 1914 - 1917 : Letters Home from the Front - World War I
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In which Jessie Munro informs Gordon that Ethel Munro has the measles. Due to the risk of Gordon carrying the measles back to camp, Gordon's visit home from Georgetown is cancelled. Mention is also made of money sent home from Gordon.
The Manse
Oakville Feb. 21st

My dear Gordon,

Bill wants me to tell you that she has the measles and we have a big placard on the front of the verandah, ‘Bill and Dan” have them too. There are 41 from Mrs. Langtry’s room home with measles, so they are going to close her room for a while. Ethel has been sick since Thursday but as she has had measles I thought it was a bad cold. This morning she was just covered with a rash. Melville and Margaret hurrahed when they heard they could not go to school for three weeks. This afternoon Mrs. Chisholm wanted me to let them both go down there but I thought that was too much of good thing so Margaret went. Melville said he could learn more at home but I doubt it as he has not looked into a book all day. This morning he and Edward were trying to round up some eats. Edward borrowed herbs ??????????? ????????????? one once but that was the nearest he came. This afternoon he was down at Bacons?. To night he took Margaret’s school bag down to her. It is after nine now and he is not back so he must be playing cards with Faith.

I asked the doctor about you coming home and he thought you had better not as you might carry the measles back to camp. I am sorry as we were looking forward to having you home this week. It was indeed very thoughtful of you to send so much money home. Edward would like so much to go and see you at Georgetown but it would be too much for him. Your father asked if he could go away with him and the doctor said, “No!” Edward will have to be very quiet for some time yet. The money you do not need send to me and I will bank it for you. You had better remember that there is a cold winter coming.

Charlie Warren told us of the good time you and Brock were having but you must try and go to bed early.

Wib, Goldie and the Evans all drove up to the Denyes on Saturday night and got home in the “wee some” hours. I must go and look after my little patient now. Love from all

Your loving mother

Jessie Munro
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