The Munro Letters 1914 - 1917 : Letters Home from the Front - World War I
Date of Letter:
1915/02/19
Summary:
In which Gordon sends a money order for $7 to the recipient of the letter. Includes description of social events, activities, & disciplinary action witnessed while training in Georgetown.
Transcription:
Georgetown Ont
Feb 19/15

My Dear Christian Friend, -

Enclosed please find a money order payable to yourself for $7./. Give the Jews' Harp 75? for her ticket & Pork & Ethel 50? each and hang on to the rest as theres a hard winter coming. If you like you can come up here on it for a trip next Thursday & go to Guelph. Thursday is the best time to come because that's the day visitors come to the drill-hall, there are always a big bunch & we all have to toe the mark that day. You could stay here & go on to Guelph for Sunday if you like. I am going to try & get home next Sunday if I can but will not know till a week to day.

Scout & I went out to Colonel Noble's at Norval Sunday morning and got there on time for church. The Colonel is the big bug of the village & an Elder & Sunday school Guy & so on. He has a fine place. Its got everything in Oakville skinned for beauty & he puts up good grub & asked us to come again some-time so you can bet we will. We walked out & he drove us back & we had church parade to the Presbyterian church. I was to Mr. Cameron's for tea last Friday night & got a good feed. He is not so bad for a Preacher.

We move into the public library to sleep to-morrow & we will eat at the McGibbon House. We've got three blankets each so we ought to be warm. The Ladies give us Teas every Saturday afternoon & there is generally a concert through the week so we don't have much spare time.

Two Guys got 7 days in the "Klink" for smoking in the ranks & another got 4 days pack-drill for talking back. Pack drill is some stunt. They give you two bags full of stone, each about 20 or 30 lbs & put one on each shoulder & then they give you a bag of about 40 lbs & you carry that in front of you with your hands. you then walk three paces & set the one in front down & straighten up & then get down & pick it up again & go on three more & so on for 20 minutes at a time.

Well I'm about run out & if you come up bring the junk Pork said was there for us & remember me to "sighs" & anyone else you see.

love to all

Gordon.
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2017.22.12
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