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Title Munro Letters: March 29, 1918: Melville Munro to Jessie Munro
Abstract Arthur Melville "Porky" Munro writes to his mother, Jessie Munro. He tells her about his recent leave to Paris, and how he is glad to have had the break. He talks about his accommodations, and praises the food especially.
Date 1918/03/29
Collection Private Arthur Melville Munro Letters WW1 1917-1918
Letter Transcript Mar. 29
1918

Dear Mother,
I hope that you have not become alarmed at not receiving a letter from me for two weeks. As I said in my last letter I was going to Paris on leave, you would not be surprised not to hear from me. I got to Paris allright and had a good time. I will write all about is later. I left there at noon on the 26th but since then have been travelling around France trying to find my unit. I am now at the infantry base and waiting orders. Of course, I am feeling well and in good spirits. Coming back from fourteen days of soft beds and fine meals doesn't seem very nice especially when you are dead broke and riding in old box cars never knowing when your next meal is coming from. However,

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I guess I will survive. The only thing that was not plentiful in Paris was sugar. You could get a fine meal anywhere for five francs (?) and at the club we got our meals for 27.50(50c) each and they were good ones too. Three times a week there was a dance at the club and I am sending enclosed a photograph taken at one. Do you think I look much the worse for the war? I managed to find a paymaster to-day who had a big heart and he payed me 25 francs so I am not so badly off. When I get back to the camp any I hope to find a big bunch of letters and will write again.

Love to all,
Melville.
Search Terms World War I
Munro
Oakville
Letter
Europe
France
Creator Arthur Melville Munro
Object Name Letter
Catalog Number 2017.22.144