19 Oct 1915
My Dear Mother,
This is just a wee line to say I had a postcard from Johnnie this morning to say he got my parcel alright. Yours had not arrived when he wrote. He said he had not heard from home for a good while but I am sure he has all by now. He got a pair of socks from Mrs Meeke. It was very good of her sending them. I was thinking of sending him an apple cake and some nuts [sic] for Halloweve. Poor Johnnie, I am sure he is lonely. I have wrote him a good long letter. Mr Chambers says it’s wonderful how much good a letter from home does them, how it brightens them up. I hope Johnnie will come back safe. I hope Mother Dear you are not fretting too much. I know it’s very hard to keep from it and I think they are in great danger sometimes but God can take care of him there as well as at home and all we can do is pray for him.
I hope you are all well. I will write longer next time. I had a letter from T Davidson. He says he is coming home and he is to leave Rouen this week. I hope Johnnie’s hands are getting better. Tell him to be good to that stuff, there is 5 pence worth in it.
Give my love to all and write soon,
I remain your loving daughter,