My own dear Mother,
No doubt you will have received my cards before this is sent to the rest of the family. When I am taking my last look at Canada for some time, my thoughts are of my own dear mother left far behind in Manitoba worrying and thinking, “Where is my wandering boy tonight?”
We have had a delightful journey so far. We are due in Halifax sometime tonight. Just think, Mother, I have been further east than any member of the family. We are at present traveling down the south side of the St. Lawrence just like some mighty lake as we cannot see the opposite shore. We crossed the St. Lawrence at Montreal last night—some ride across believe me.
I saw Bessie Anderson at Selkirk and also Ada and Mrs. Anderson. They gave us a march there and Bessie and her mother came to the station to see me. Seemed hard to pass your friends on the street and be unable to stop and speak to them. Don’t forget to write to Gladys once in a while. We have received our photos and are they good.
I have signed over $14 a month to you and this will come commencing in November. Now just put this in the bank for me but at your own credit. You will pay my insurance out of it every year till I return.
I will have to close for now. Remember me to my brothers,
Your loving son,