SUNDAY, MARCH 19TH
Now to continue, Friday after tea Doug and I and 2 other Canucks borrowed a car and went into Hull. We were wandering around and came to a store (shop) where they sell all Canadian foods - so we bought a can of tomato juice, some cheese, maple syrup - we're going to get the chef to make us some pancakes, and a can of sauerkraut which we shall also eat. We sure had a lot of fun buying this stuff.
After we had supper we looked around for a dance hall and found one quite nice inside. it cost us a bob (1 shilling) to get in. Well, I never saw such a terrible looking bunch of bags in my life. It took me nearly half an hour to steel my nerves up enough to go and dance. So I picked up the best looking bit of fluff I could see and went at it. Then i got my next jolt - when they talk such Yorkshirish accent I couldn't understand what it was all about. After i got the drift it wasn't too bad. In spite of their looks the girls up there are quite sociable and very talkative. On the average they are quite short - about 5 feet tall.
I think I'll have to call it quits for this time as I want to write a letter home tonight too.
Right at present conditions Europe don't look very pleasant, but only time will tell what is to happen.
I hope you are getting more exercise now and getting well again.
With Love Your Brother,