It never rains but it pours

Posted: August 25, 2015 by tripmanic in 1915

Yesterday was a fete day for us. One hundred bags of mails came in for the 3rd Brigade, and the 10th got 39 of them. Although letters were very scarce, there were plenty of parcels. I fancy there must have been a clearance sale or something at the Base Post Office. Most of my parcels came to light. I received a couple of letters, one from Mollie dated 14/6/15, and one from Aunt Ettie. The pipe and two tins of tobacco, chocolate, and sox, from you people arrived safely. Mrs Jones sent a pair of sox and a respirator, thank her for me will you please. Aunt Grace sent a pair of sox and Mrs Bollen sent a plug of Cameron’s Havelock, a couple of handkerchiefs and some note paper. Handkerchiefs were very welcome. The envelopes arrived from you people too. Bulletins, Fauldings, Register, Journal, Printer’s Pie, and Leader to hand. It is great getting all these things. It was funny about the pipe. About four days ago Murray Fowler gave me one of his pipes, as mine was just about worn out, and then this one turned up. It never rains but it pours. Chocolates were very acceptable too.

The tobacco is a great treat after the issue tobacco – half of it is mouldy. A big parcel of woollen goods for DuRieu arrived containing handkerchiefs for Crowie, and myself. DuRieu is still away, Jonah in Al, as I am.

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