The Munro Letters 1914 - 1917 : Letters Home from the Front - World War I
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In which Isabel Cross sends Gordon a short note and encouragement regarding his enlistment.
54 Yale Ave.,
Winnipeg, Man.,
Feb 8/15

Dear Gug:-

I have often wondered why I did not receive any answer to the letter I wrote you about a couple of weeks after my return from Oakville and I have wondered whether you had got my letter or not. You would certainly have thot it funny if it is true that you have not heard from me, but seeing by the Oakville papers that you joined the third contingent I thot I would write you a short note. You will certainly be a happy boy now because I remember how anxious you were to join when the war first broke out; and I don't think you will regret it because from what I hear of and from the boys in the first contingent there is not one who would not enlist again and go thru everything if they had the chance all over.

Everything is going on almost in the same way here altho nearly every person is talking hard times - it seems to be the fashion and you are kind of out of the swim if you do not talk hard times anyway. College opened as usual last fall and found Isabel in her place, also as usual. It hardly seems possible I have almost put in three years at that most inspiring and uplifting educational centre!

I got a letter from Gladys a couple of weeks ago and she told me some of the Oakville news. Of course, you know, it is such a large city that she could not possibly condense all the news and get it into one letter. I guess there won't be any more Bronte dances or bank days for you for a while.

You certainly deserve credit, Gug, for sticking to your desire to join the army for so long. To tell the truth, I thot your enthusiasm would have been cooled long before this. I sincerely wish you good fortune and a safe return.

I do not know where you are so am sending this to Oakville in the hope that your people will forward.

Well, Gordon, I must close now and again wishing you good luck I am

Sincerely yours

Isabel Cross
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