B. E. F.
10. 6. 1916.
My dear Mother,
Another day spent on the farm, though farming has temporarily ceased while a regimental barber is operating on the farmers locks. I suppose there is no one else to do it for him, as the village barbers shop has gone with the rest & its place knows it no more. I got Joseph’s letter this morning which Father sent on to me. I have also heard from several other people, George McCausland & Temple & Rosamond Furman & others. I have been busy hunting through Gramophone Record lists, as I have bought one ^ a gramophone for the Canteen & I have had to get some ditties suitable to its audience. However I sent round to get the men’s ideas on the subject & they all appear to like something with a moan in it, so I have ordered a lot of the necessary kind, more than I ought I think, as we have no room for the organ in our transport in
any case & where the records will go I have no idea.
I must now cease to go to a boxing contest.
Love to all