The Munro Letters 1914 - 1917 : Letters Home from the Front - World War I
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In which Gordon Munro sends news from Georgetown to Glory. Includes mention of Good Friday, an April Fool's joke, a march through Lime House, and social activities.
Georgetown Ont

April 2/15

Good morning Glory.-

Its only about 7.30 and I've had breakfast so I thought I might as well write a letter. Today will be the first good Friday I've worked on. The fellows are all sore about it too. The Lieutenant let about 15 fellows go till Monday from last night and the rest of us drill the same as ever. But there's nothing to do here anyway so we might as well drill.

We had an April fool put over on us yesterday. About one o'clock some one phoned the Lieutenant and said there was a telegram at the station and the big "Guns" were coming up to inspect us. We got all dolled up and marched up to meet them and were all ready to "present arms" when we found out it was a joke. Say there was some tall language used for a few minutes.

I had an invitation to go down to Milton for Monday but I guess there is no use trying to get away. Norma is up there too I think.

Say phone Scout and tell him I have his pay, we got it yesterday afternoon. there is about 30 some dollars. tell him I'll keep it till Monday and if he doesn't come back Monday I'll send it. I'd send it now only there might be a chance of him not getting it before he leaves. I was down to see his girl last night and they all seem anxious to get him back. Corporal Hart & "Fat" Ruthven send him their love too.

I expect to be home again in two or three or four weeks, but we expect to be moved soon so we can't tell anything for sure. We're going to Niagra-on-the-Lake when we do go.

We had a march up through Lime House the other day. its a great place and pretty as a picture, we did about 12 miles that after-noon.

Tell mother if she comes up Mr. Cameron said to be sure and stay at their place.

Well its getting near parade hour so will have to wring off for now.

with love to all.


P.S. Be on the lookout for a registered letter in a day or so as I have a couple of extra "beans" you can have.

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