see I know and understand her
better than I did.
All your family were lovely to mother
Mrs. James Tyrrell will be so delighted.
I am so glad for her.
Now, dearest Joe, I must write no
more. The new year has brought
me the greatest happiness I could
have in the return of my own dear
love. Come home to me just as soon
as you can. I know, dear, how much
your mother and father wish to see you
and if you go around by Toronto
I shall not feel badly. Only please
don't stay with them too long because
I do want you so much.
Write to me any way.
With the love, dear that is always
yours I am
Don't cut off your beard as it may
make your throat sore again as it was
before you went away from Winnipeg + I shall
not be at all alarmed if you keep it on.