152 University Street
Kingston, Ont.
Sat. [16 July 1949]

Dearest Vi:

I wonder if this letter will get there before you do or will Bill drive faster than the T.C.A.

How did you get across the line? I hope you had no difficulty? I trust that the trip will do the old neck and knee a world of good.

Yesterday I had quite a variety in my bill of fare (menu).

For breakfast I had my usual grapefruit, one egg & bacon, toast (well done), marmalade and one cup of coffee flavoured and stiffened with Nescafé.

For lunch I left out the grapefruit, had two eggs and bacon, toast (well done, particularly well done), marmalade and two cups of coffee flavoured as above.

For dinner, as I didn't go to the Club, I had orangeade, one egg & bacon, toast (not so well done), marmalade & coffee without Nescafé.

I am amazed at my own ingenuity at times. Who would have thought such variety could spring out of such permutations and the end not yet.

Mrs Cartwright gave me a dish of raspberries & ice cream before my retiring. Who can indict this country for its scarcity of food and the multiplication of courses at the table.

Well, dear, I hope you will enjoy this voyage to the utmost. Get ready for the Western trip. I will telephone Claire some day next week. She will be in I suppose on Tuesday morning. I shall also write her and find out her plans. I am dropping a card to you as well as this note in case you don't get one or the other.

My phone is 5181 and I make it a point to be in the home between 10:30 and 12:30. If you want to connect just observe the times. I shall tell Claire the same.

The weather is perfect here now – between 75 and 80 in the daytime. I am working well and accomplishing something I hope. Love to the darling Clarkes, and great love to you.


Trans-Canada Airlines.

The international border, probably at Cornwall, Ontario. The best motor route to the Maritimes in those days lay through the U.S.