The BC Adventure 43
March 8, 1923
My own lovey darling,
I've just remembered that the mail goes out tomorrow morning so here goes. Last week was splendid with two letters from you the first time from home and I was bucked up in spirit no end, dearest. How it made me long to be with you, lovey. You're dearer and dearer to me all the time, dear and only interest in life is just centered in you. My castle in Spain just circles round you, all the happiness swamps for you.
So glad the telegraph people functioned in time to get my message to the boat at St Johns .But poor old love, your protector and help wasn't much good to you. If I'd known I'd have been awfully worried for you. It was rotten luck and I'm thankful you had a good passage. Wish I could have been with you . How you must have hated it. It was lovely that you felt like the extensive dinner with Pater when you got to Liverpool. Was rotten about the nugget and things.
Muir is up here again as foreman so I can't write him but I can write to the Castle Hotel. Possibly they put them away very carefully and they may turn up. You did have them – and the black handbag when I left you at Vancouver. Glad to hear Pater has taken to billiards. It will be a good game for him now he has some time on his hands. I expect he to be working out the exact angles to scientifically strike the cushions.
You didn't know what joy it gave me to hear you say feeling so fit. Poor little heart - such a very heavy load. Said that you felt well quite a lot of times. So glad you got some clothes The coat sounds nice. What the deuce is arolain when it's at home. And a new nightie – lawn like Bishops wear. But that was all you got and I told you to get lots.
As to another business, names. I'd like Maud very much though I suppose it would cause grievances with some. Yes I think it would be splendid. I'm a great admirer of Maud.
The dam is called Likely now after the old man who first panned the Platt to prospect up here. You'll rememer meeting him. So Likely, Cariboo BC could be the telegraphic address.
Munson has been up and gone down again today. They aren’t going to pump the lake later in the summer and can't afford it. Cheap damned unit. Serves them right if they lost the whole property – I'm mad after charging about in the snow and getting the thing in good shape.
I must go to bed or I'll hate worse than ever to get up. God bless and keep you Dear Pet. I do hope you are not awfully uncomfortable poor little precious petkin.
Love to Mater and Dorothy, Peter and baby. Glad to know Margaret and William are as good as ever Give them my best
Always your adored
3rd May, 1923
My own lovely darling,
I'm not going to write a long letter because I just can't. You see the date and you can just imagine how I'm feeling. How I wish I had gone home to be with you. I did not imagine anxiety could be as great as this is. I hadn't heard any word of it but I expect to get a wire at any time. In the meantime I'm trying to work, when every move and thought and all my heart and soul are with my precious darling little special wife. How I pray every heart beat that all is well with you, my Gwenllian, my own own love, my everything in just all the world. If I could only get going towards you, know if I felt I had started my journey to you it would help some of the suspense. As it is,
staying here and just waiting for word from you is very nearly impossible. Dear brave precious little heart. God bless you and keep you safe for me. My love all the dear folks.
My very dearest to my darling wife
For always your adoring