The Munro Letters 1914 - 1917 : Letters Home from the Front - World War I
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In which Blossom Fisher from London, England replies to a letter from Gordon Munro. Included is expression of concern for Gordon's well- being; offer of assistance should Gordon need it; news of mutual acquaintances and/or fellow Canadian soldiers; memories of past Sunday church services in Oakville; and, "chit chat" about the Fishers' life in London.
Aug. 26. 1915
9 Winchester Road
London, N.

Col. Sam Hughes head of the Canadian Militia was Knighted this week, So we have now Sir & Lady Hughes. I could scarcely make out your number but will venture it.

Dear Gordon.

We received your nice letter and have been thinking of you often. We both hope that you are well and safe, & that if you are in the trenches that you will not find it too awful. Now we feel very interested, and did not sit two rows behind you in Church every Sunday without feeling we knew you quite well. I well remember, when Ethel & Melville were having any little fun of their own, you looking down in a rather Stern way, and they immediately sobered up. and all those times I felt that had it been in School, you too would have been inclined to have a little fun on the side. Of course you never knew that we behind incidentally were interested in our minister's family as well as in his Sermons. But because we know you Gordon so well, we want you to feel that so long as we are in England, you have two friends, who will be only too willing to do anything for you that you may wish. Should you get wounded - and we sincerely hope you won't - let us know if you want anything & if you should be brought to England be sure & let us know. We do not know Brock so well, but feel very interested also, & should he come to England, he must let us know. We have been expecting Aberdeen Wales, but so far he has not had leave, & I am sure he is very tired after being away so long. We had a Canadian soldier up last night to see us, he is pay-Sargeant at the Canadian war office London, & he expects to go to France in the near future. He is a cousin of Mrs. Prime in Nottingham - who is a sister-in-law to the Primes in Oakville -- & we met him through Mrs. Prime.

We have had practically no news from Oakville, except perhaps you know Gordon, that a new boy baby has arrived to Mr. Mrs. W. T. Marlatt. My correspondents are mostly sensible married women & they tell me very little news of the young folk that would be interesting to you, & which I would love to hear also.

We have been having most lovely weather for the past week, and it has been a treat after the wet summer but I feel very badly when I hear that this hot weather causes many many flies at the front, & I think for the sake of the dear soldiers I would gladly tolerate rain. D. Fisher is well and is at the hospital every day. He is doing very well indeed, and I think on that account we keep putting off returning to Canada. We have too made some nice English friends and this week have been out to evening dinner twice. We had an ideal holiday in Scotland which hubby really needed and which did us both worlds of good. I actually gained two pounds in weight, but could stand 22 lbs more.

I wonder how they pay you when you are in France, I mean if you get sufficient or if they keep part of it. Aberdeen Wales only got a part of his and found it was not as much as he wished, so he had a cheque sent from the pay office to D. Fisher, and then when he wanted extra money he would wrote to us, & D. Fisher sent pounds or whatever he wanted. I think he still has a pound to his credit, we keep it in the trunk for him, & he says it comes in very handy. Now Gordon if you or Brock wish to do likewise, we will consider it no trouble, only we will have to label each package in the trunk, so that you do not get Aberdeen's & vice versa.

Should we hear anything interesting from home - Oakville or Canada I will let you know. I am sure you have heaps of letters to answer, but any time you send us a card, we will be delighted to hear how you are. D. Fisher joins in very best wishes & love to you & all the Oakville boys - bless their hearts.

Very Sincerely Yours

B. Fisher.
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