Alf Smith letter 24 November 1917

Nov 24th 17


Dear Father


I found your parcel waiting for me when we arrived here & it was very welcome; the contents were tres bon as usual especially the cake, & jam thank you very much.

Well Dad I was very pleased to receive your letter, & to know you are all well.

We are getting along farely well out here although the weather is jolly rough as you can guess now.

I believe you mentioned about sending me a large parcel for Xmas I should appreciate it very much as you know but I think the usual size you send would be best as we might be on the move when it came & as you know we have to carry our house on our backs so there is not much room for spare stuff.  I might be coming home soon but don’t count on that I think myself it will be early in the New Year.

I should like some Harrises Pomade when you are sending another parcel so as to slaughter a few germs as well as Germans.

Ciss wrote to me yesterday I suppose you have to go very steady with the whisky at 12/- per bottle.  I was pleased to receive Ethel’s letter I will write to her next time.

Where do you think of moving to this time I suppose you hardly know at present?

Well I think I must stop now no more news this time.

Hoping you are all merry & bright & in the best of health glad to say I am A1.

Remember me to Mr & Mrs Warman & Lilian I hope they are quite well.

I was wondering if you can still get Shortbread or Shortbread biscuits I should very much like it if it is not too much trouble to get them.

Well Au revoir keep smiling.

With much love

Your devoted