George Ryan’s letter home dated 25 Mar 1915
25 Mar 1915
Your letter of 25th Feb to hand but what was the matter when you wrote it. You miss out a word in the very first line, you miss a whole line at the bottom of the page, & sundry other slips etc. Are you in love or were you in a hurry to get out. Judging by your writing I should say you were in a terrific hurry. You also commence by saying you’ve got nothing to tell me & then fill up 2 pages. But you are not the only one that does that; Ma did it the other week. It’s not a very cheerful thing to read at the beginning of a letter.
Glad to hear you are to be made a book keeper. I hope it will be at W.G. as you want it there.
We had a race-meeting here last Saturday. It seemed quite like London to see so many motors about; & they do fly along. Apparently there’s no speed limit out here. The R.F.A. (Royal Field Artillery) had one race at the meeting for a few of their horses. There’s another meeting next Saturday.
You need not be afraid of me getting fat. We get plenty of exercise & any “overweight” is soon sweated out of us. It is hot here now.
Yr loving brother