Sunday 18th February
I went on the Kershaw's this morning to look at the damage done by the shell. I also called at Humphreys & they asked me to stay to dinner, which I did. Mr H was at home and they had killed a fowl & I can tell it was a treat to have fowl, Green Peas and Potatoes as these [???] are out of the question. Since we got relief, more cattle have been coming in & all beef has been served out. I don't think I have said much about the weather in this epistle, but we have had the usual hot summer weather which has been very trying. Have had very little rain. I was at Eitzens on Saturday night, they are all very well, also Kershaws & Humphreys. I need not tell you but we have all got this on our Rations, I think we shall soon have more to eat now that the railway has commenced running. I shall now close this epistle. I have tried to give you as descriptive account of things as I could. I don't think I should make a war correspondent. I am waiting for your letters, which I think will be here in a few days. so that I can have the proper address & post this by the first mail going out.
Give my love to ? & ? and accept my fondest love & kisses for yourself & Arnold.
From you ever loving,
PS I am sending you a lot of papers each Bundle is marked 1,2,3 etc so that you will know which is the oldest. I am also sending the Xmas ??.
You might keep this small diary, it might perhaps be useful.
|17th February 1900|