The Munro Letters 1914 - 1917 : Letters Home from the Front - World War I
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In which Gordon Munro receives news of home from his father. Included is description church services, attendance, choir participants, hymns, and neighbouring congregations. Also, updates on family members and townspeople.
Oakville, Feb.28:15.

Dear Gordon; -

I have just got home from church and will write you a few lines before going to bed. I sent you a couple of papers last week and I suppose you got them all right. To-day was rather a poor Sunday in point of attendance. Measles are very prevalent and a larger number of houses are quarantined. The S S. didn't seem to have many chair about half the usual number present. The choir was well up to the mark at both services. There were 18 present this morning and about twenty this evening. Wib Thorulin was in the choir today and Ed. Gilland was in the evening. He is going to sing a solo perhaps next Sunday. He practiced after church this morning and has a rather nice voice and sings with ease. The evening series on "The Great Hymns of the Church" has interested a larger number than usual and we have had good Sunday evening congregations, least - S. evening the church was pretty well filled. There were not so many this evening probably on account of the measles and the presence or Mr. Broughhall in St. Jude's. He and Mr. Woodcock are exchanging to-day. None of our family except myself were at church to-day. Ethel is over the worst of her sickness now and is beginning to feel herself again. Margaret says you might write to her instead of of writing to so many other girls in town. Edward is keeping well. He was out sleighriding on the Mill hill on Saturday. Mrs. Wallace had to go to the Hospital on Friday to undergo an operation. It was performed yesterday and she is doing as well as can be expected but has had a serious time. They must have a pretty good congregation in Sengeloire - I mean the Presbyterians. The district I think was originally settled by a larger proportion of Scotch people than this part of the Country. If you get any chance to help Mr. Cameron or encourage him in any way I know you will do so. I am going to Presbytery on Tuesday and will probably see him. If the day is fine and mild perhaps Edward may go in too. We hope you may be able to come home next week tho I suppose it will be scarcely allowable for you to stay here. With love from all,

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