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75 Morpeth 05.02.1942


Dear Marjorie
  I have received your letter saying you have not received any letters from me. Well darling up to date and with this note I have sent you three letters, one on Saturday, one on Monday and this one on Wednesday, you should have received at least one by now, although darling the roads are getting very bad and quite a lot of the bus services have been stopped for instance the bus from here to Morpeth and Newcastle has been cancelled, so darling do not be surprised if you do not here from me for a time. Today we have been digging the snow and clearing the roads, there are several villages that have been cut off from the town for a week or more. Now the snow in some parts is six feet deep, and it is likely to get deeper still because it is still snowing and there is no sign of it stopping. I have never seen snow like this before it's a dam bother, one cannot keep their feet dry. At present our troop has to be in by nine-thirty each night, that's because several of the fellows have been arriving in late of a night. Of course they have been charged as so it is hardly playing the game with the chaps that come into time, the army is like that, they make everybody suffer for one. Well darling there is nothing more to write about so will close hoping you are keeping alright.
Cherrio,
Sydney

P.S. Hope you do not mind me writing to you in green ink only it is the only ink I can borrow.

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