Dear Billie Feb 2nd, 1928
Your Auntie was quite
excited, when your letter arrived, for we
both thought you had forgotten our address.
Well Bill, I am pleased to hear, you are
making good, and that you are [taking]
to it, out there. Plenty of work, plenty of
fun, etc., all helps to make life a bit
jolly, you say I ought to come to Canada, for
a bit of [rambling] eh, look here, Bill,
there is still a lot of wild country [left]
in this cock-eyed country of ours yet
and so here I stay (some lad eh) by the
way, you are growing some -eh- I expect
you will about finish up in the
Canadian police force, oh gee, (look me over).
I said look me over [Fargent] when
oh yes, lit us have some more letters
Bill, we shall welcome them, and you
can be sure on us answering them. You will
hardly know, Sister Flo, when you see, what
a big lass, she has made, I have not,
seen the younger girls myself, but they
tell me, they are coming on [wonderfully].
We are all well, and Hearty at present
Sheffield as got the cup-tie fever, as [usual]
[United having] reached the semi-final
with Huddersfield, and when you read this
letter, I dare say, you will know the result.
Sheffield has built a super [illegible] palace
and what a place, it is wonderful, its
named the Regent. I am working in the
Building line at the present, but other work
in this town, lad, is rotten, there is about
thirty thousand men, alone, out of work here
so you can guess, somebody's having it a hot.
I am cutting this letter short, Bill, but
will write again soon, and don't forget
we want some off you. Very pleased you have
got a good place, give them my best
respect. P.S. sorry, made mistake on Date
above. March 9th: sorrows: Lots of love
from cousin Ethel the best of greeting
from your uncle Jack and Auntie Ethel
xxxx au revoir and the Best of health xxxx
C/O G. Brooks, R.R.3.