My star is on an even keel

September 26, 1917
last letter

The last letter

18th Bn. France, 26/9/17

Dear Amy,

Still going strong back with my own section, getting along well. The old boys in it will do anything for me and there are enough of them to make everything pleasant and easy. The new ones I am getting to know. We had a stiff row to hoe very soon after I got back and everyone was tested good and hard and not found wanting. My old luck has not changed with my new job and I am as confident as ever. My star is on an even keel. Was very confident when we were tried out and the section has as much confidence in me as I have in myself. I am kept very busy because I’m a bit strange I have been on theoretical work for six months – different stuff from my olden present job (which was kept for me.) So – I’m a bit rusty to be in concert pitch. We have to get tuned up and I’m going through the process. I’ve an orderly to look after me – can carry more luxuries than before and everything is O.K.   I’ve commenced schooling again – Pelmanising. Now am having my work cut out to make time for it but feel if I can stick at it, it will do me good. I won’t be so short of time when I’ve been at it a bit longer.

Heaps of love to all,

from brother Stid


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