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Duff & Morrison Collection

"I am not sick in any way but feel a sort of dissatisfaction and don't know how to overcome it...." Cecil Duff, Winnipeg, Manitoba March 8, 1916


Winnipeg
454 Dominion St.
March 8, 1916

Dear Aunt Lily,

I am sorry that I have not written to you sooner than this but I have been putting it off and off waiting for myself to be in good humour, but it does not seem to come. I am not sick in any way but feel a sort of dissatisfaction and don't know how to overcome it.

I have received a letter from Lou and he apparently is coming out as well as expected. There is still a possibility of his losing the hearing of one ear, but he will not know until he has undergone an operation. If he does lose the hearing of one ear he will not be allowed to go back to the firing line, so I do not know just which way we would rather have him. He was also hit on top of the head but that sore has healed up and is not bothering him, but the wound behind the ear has penetrated the drum and is still open, but he is able to sit up or walk around. In fact the sister of Mrs. John Jacob Astor took him for a three hour auto ride around their grounds and along the Thames which he enjoyed immensely. The house of Mrs. Astor has been turned into a hospital and she is supervising some of the work there and her sister is also attending patients, reading books to them, and talking with the patients. If Lou is not allowed to return to the front he intends to work in some one of the Army offices, doing clerical work over there.

Best regards to all,
Cecil

P.S. Herewith several pictures which have been almost overlooked again in being sent to you. You may keep same until I find I cannot duplicate them from the films at Toronto.

With love,
Cecil

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These letters were genereously submitted by Lilian Ione Heselton and they are copyright to Lil. They may not be used without written permission of the submitter.

These letters span the years 1914 to 1918, and were written to Lily (Richey) and John Morrison at Yellow Grass, Sask., and their little 4 - 8 year old daughter, Jean (in later years called by Reché). Their hired girl was Lena.

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Duff & Morrison Collection

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