Dearest Emma; –
Did not have a letter from you yesterday but the one written on June 14 came this morning. I was, as is always the case, very pleased to hear from you and to know that you are feeling better and more contented.
Have not heard any more about leave and think I shall have to wait as patiently as I can until the leave allotment is extended a little. I should very much like to get over before the summer has quite passed by.
It has rained nearly all day and everything seems to be so much fresher in consequence. Rain was badly needed. I hope though that none has fallen in Germany or Russia. A crop failure in those countries would be a grand and good thing.
Canadian mail came in yester-day. I had two letters from my brother, one from my cousin in Toronto and a bundle of papers from Dr. Chambers. They have had good rains in Western Canada and crop prospects are good. At one time there appeared great danger of a dry season.
Is there much of a food shortage in England? From reading the papers one would conclude that the situation is much better than was the case a year ago. Our rations in the field still keep up to the usual high standard but we have not indulged in strawberries and cream or anything like that. Even fresh vegetables are difficult to buy. Our own garden is helping us out now and we are using the radishes in our mess.
Our concert party has been broken up and unless the boys can get another going some of the entertainment will have to be cut out. The leading lady had to return to duty with his battery. We have two changes pf pictures a week now in the cinema show.
Have not heard from Margaret since I was up two weeks ago to-day. I shall take another run up there the next opportunity that I get. I send you my very best love with this and a hope that we may again meet before many months.
Harold W. McGill