The Munro Letters 1914 - 1917 : Letters Home from the Front - World War I
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In which Jessie Munro relays news from home to Gordon Munro who is stationed in Georgetown. Includes speculation as to why two local men were dismissed from their military posts; news that Brock and Edward have been quite ill with grip; miscellaneous information about what activities Melville and Margaret have been engaged in; and, news that James E. Munro is in Toronto.
The Manse
Oakville Mar. 24th

My dear Gordon

Your father got home on the noon train Thursday and seemed quite to enjoy his little visit to Georgetown. The lieutenant must have had quite a time with Snowball and the rest of the disorderlies.

Chrissie told me about Snowball the day he came back. A great many stories are going around as to why he was dismissed, namely he was late three nights in one week, he refused to lie down in water but the last is that he could not pass the medical examination. I expect he got tired of a soldiers life and just acted up to be dismissed. Yesterday I heard that Green had been dismissed. He came home three Sundays in succession without a pass - Brock was pretty sick for a few days but is better and was out for a short walk to-day. He had grip and some kind of indigestion brought on by eating too much beef and exercising too soon after eating. He is still weak so I do not believe he will be back for another week. I am glad you have gone some place where you can get your meals earlier. Be sure and take good care of yourself. Edward has been sick in bed since Wednesday with grip or tonsillitis. On Tuesday he took the rocking chair around by the parlour windows and sat basking in the sun and I think it was hardly warm enough for him. Wednesday night is the first time he has slept in the house since July. His temperature was 105 ˝ yesterday but it is down to 100 to-day so I expect he will soon get over it. The poor boy seems to have had about his share but he keeps pretty bright. I hope you will be able to get home for Easter. I have all your clothes washed so you will be able to have some fresh things to take back- Your father went in to Toronto on the four o’clock train. He will come back Monday night and then leave for Clifton Springs on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Melville is over at the picture show to-night. He always manages to get enough money for that.

Margaret has fixed a teeter in the backyard and after four spends her time teetering with the “Germans”. She gets a good deal of teasing but she takes it very sensibly.

It is time to go to bed now.

Love from all

Your loving mother

Jessie Munro
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