Thomas Gushul, Esq.
Jan. 20, 1917
Why on the earth don’t you drop me a line? I am thinking of taking a trip down to Coleman, but your disageedunce [sic] prevents me from it. However, I shall be there unexpectedly and we shall talk much faster than we can write.
I wrote to Graphina that was going down to Calgary and so I was, but I did not think it was worth while taking a ride to Coleman then. You want to bear this in your mind that I am coming and when I come there will be something doing around that berg.
I am writing this note while I think of you. I should have written previous to this but you know the young people’s time.
I am very sorry to have cause you such a great disappointment for not being able to answer your favorable call for Christmas holiday. It is rather a miracle that I cannot get off for holiday. When I come I want you to put your work aside for a day or two and talk to me frankly re- * * * *.
I beg you [sic] pardon I forgot that you do not understand the shorthand method of writing unexpressive phrases. Ha! Ha! Ha!
Oh! Say! I passed the first examination for the entrance of High School (Grade VIII) and I may go ahead with the proposal if I don’t go to the front.
I know that you would criticize my idea upon my arrival in Coleman, but you will see how fast I can fulfill your demands. Faster than North Amer-r-r-r-r-r-rican.
Did you know that Proc՛ was going to Canada and when on the steamer, which begane [sic] to sink, he tried to sell a watch for $150 which cost him $20000 on dry land?
You must not leave Coleman until such time in which I will arrive there. Rember [sic] that this is not a joke. I am expressing this frankly and expect you to act accordingly.
Well, I shall have to bring this letter to a conclusion with my heartiest wishes to all.
Your loving little sweetheart,
Who puts me in my Little bed.
My ………. Dear
A prompt reply is necessary to this letter.
Say! Tell me where live now so that I may know where to go.
Your Big Brud.