Dear Mar & Pa
Just a line to let you know I am OK. We have settled down again to business after a good rest. We have hit on a good place this time the office having a good room. We are billeted in houses here and sleep in a bed of a nights. I can tell you we take some getting up now. When we do get up there is a nice cup of coffee awaiting us oh what a change. I met Billy Garner out here about a week ago he said he was expecting to be going home any day so he might drop in and have a word with you of course he’s the same as ever. You want to divide what he tells you by 4 and take the remainder for your answer.
The weather has been pretty decent it’s nice to see the sunshine. I was quite surprised to know Gladys was 18 my word how time flys. I must be getting an old un. I have had so many letters to answer this last few weeks that I don’t really know who I’ve written to but I fancy I dropped a pc lately. I was very pleased to hear of Gladys success I am very pleased indeed to think we’ve got such a clever kid in the family. We are quite amongst civilization here and had a couple of eggs & chips for dinner finishing up with the ever present coffee quite nice to be able to get ones old chips but I am already beginning to feel bloated again. I am OK for flash light refills at present. Tell Mar glad to hear you are all OK I am. One of our men went on leave yesterday Gladys might hear from him.
We heard about the Zepps alright & I am inclined to believe what you said when the weather gets settled & the wind in their favour but at least we shan’t be taken unawares. So I think there’s very little to be afraid of. Well Bye Bye for present. Drop me a line Gladys if you get that birthday present OK. Hope it suits you