152 University Ave.
[Kingston, Ont.]
Thursday a.m. [5 July 1951]

Dearest Vi:

I suppose by the morrow you will be jaunting off to the North after lunch. I hope the rain isn't as bad in Toronto and environs as it has been here. I never saw such floods in three days in my life. They started with a cloud burst Tuesday night with thunder and lightning and they have been continuous ever since. Even now at 8:30 a.m., the roads are flooded and it is still coming down. I wonder if it is advisable for you to take that trip. If the rain is general the roads will be in a fearful condition. In Kingston opposite the University Union one couldn't walk across as the water is up above the hubs of the motors. Hadn't you better make inquiries about the traveling? The outlook for the day is bleak.

I started yesterday with English 5. I have a class of about thirty – a good class and easy to lecture to. I don't know yet what the registration in the 'Special' Course is.

I saw Glad Phelps and Art yesterday. They are counting on us taking that week-end trip at the end of July. Do you still feel like it? You can come back on the Sunday evening train or as Glad suggests you could stay over for a week and then come back with me to Toronto. Do what you feel like doing. The transportation is the difficult thing as there is no bus service from Kingston to Chaffey's Locks. Perhaps we could take a taxi from Kingston. Glad is writing you. Art comes in every Tuesday to do the BBC. broadcast from the Whig Standard radio.

I think I am going to like the work here. I have been out to the course only once and then was driven back by a thunderstorm. I don't like being away from you my sweet for long, but I think that between your coming to Kingston and my trip to Toronto, the time won't seem too long. Are the blackberries blackening? I am now off to Queen's for my bacon and eggs and the distinctive toast.

Much love to you and Cakes

to the North
To visit a friend at her cottage in Algonquin Park.

BBC. broadcast
Phelps had a regular program on B.B.C. called Letter to Scotland.

A local restaurant.