Postmark 24th June, 1970
My Darling Jock,
It was wonderful to receive a letter from you to-day Darling, & was pleased to hear that you were going to the R&C centre, I can’t say they were very generous with the time they are giving you there, just one day & night. But still I guess that that’s better that nothing isn’t it! I hope you made the most of it & enjoyed yourself.
I sent our second last car payment to-day. This time next month the car will be ours. It’ll be the first car that we have ever owned.
I went up to see your Mother this morning to see how she got on at the doctor’s yesterday & she is in bed, he gave her some tablets & some ointment to rub into her leg & she is to stay in bed for 2 days. I cooked a big pot of stew this afternoon & took half of it up there, as it will save Father cooking & it may also keep Mother in bed as she may decide to get up to cook a meal.
Bert is on a spree again (or still) his life is just one big spree, but he is on one of his extra big ones lately. On Monday morning Mrs. Johnny Melham rang your mother to see how he was, because on Sunday night Johnny found him lying on the road & apparently he had been hurt as he had blood on him & then he brought him home. I guess he probably got into a fight or something, but Sandy had seen him walking down the road that morning before Mrs. Melham rang & they haven’t seen him since. But I saw him getting into a taxi in Cooma yesterday (full as a boot) at about 3 PM. We are just guessing but he was probably going to the Railway Station to go off to Sydney again. I just don’t know what’s going to become of that fellow, & he’s such a worry to Mother & Father too. Gee we had a woping big frost this morning, but it turned out to be a lovely day after it. It is supposed to have been one of the coldest mornings on record in Canberra & it probably was here too.
Well, I must finish up for now Dear, hoping this finds you well & not too lonely, but keep you chin up Honey & keep smiling, & just think that you have got more than half your time done over there, & it won’t be long & you’ll be home, & remember that I am always thinking of you & I shall be loving you forever.
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