Just a few lines before tea as I’m hoping to go to the pictures tonight.
As usual there isn’t a great deal to write about. The weather is just about right now, sunny most days but by no means hot. I suppose we shall be getting some heavy rain in a few weeks time.
I had a letter from Dorrell yesterday. Apparently he hasn’t heard any more about call up or deferment but he still seems very worried. He says his total capital now consists of “one change of clothing, half a tandem and £10 in the bank”. I suppose it is a bit rotten in a way because his mother will be left alone, but thousands have been worse of than them because of the war.
It looks as if I might be getting a stripe again. I had a couple of interviews yesterday and was asked if I would accept one. I really didn’t know what to do because there’s hardly a hope of becoming a full corporal by the time I get demobbed, but one stripe will mean an extra 1/6d a day and also a further £6 on my demob pay, so I told them I’d take it. It hasn’t come through yet so don’t alter the address till I tell you. One or two more are being made up, including Gordon.
I think that’s about all for now. Hope you are all well and there has been an improvement in the weather.
I’ll write again about Thursday.
Cheerio for now,
Lots of Love,
P.S. Excuse “note paper”