8th December, 1915
My dear Mother,
I am getting along well.
There is much to interest me here. The work is very interesting. I’m getting to know it too, and the more I see of it, the better I like it.
Our officer is very keen and a good fellow as well.
I got a note from Norman Ogilvie today. He is not very far away and I am looking forward to meeting him.
I am glad you are having a good season. Isn’t it godsend after last year’s drought.
I got a nice parcel from Lockhart containing a sheepskin vest among other things. It came in season. The weather is getting cold now and we had some snow last week. The water in our bottles froze solid and we had pretty cold feet. While the ground is solid it is not too bad, but when it thaws it is sloppy.
Love to all, Stid