3 Tower Ave
Sept 9 1912
It is high time you heard from me isn't it, but here it is at last.
You will see by the heading where we are. May, Flora and I have two rooms between us. I hunted for a flat until I was nearly sick and so came to Mrs. Ellis's again. Perhaps later it will be easy to get a flat. But at present it is next to impossible.
I suppose mother told you of the nice time we had with the McCoys. They certainly have been very good to us. Isabel and Mrs. McCoy brought me a dandy blouse from Paris, no less, fancy me with anything Parisienne.
Flora and I were up there last night for tea and until today I have been with the Clevelands. They were nice enough but a little of them goes a long way. Ross has not returned from the other side yet, but is expected this week.
I think Flora is right in harness now and has a nice class. I think, and better still, her Principal is not a blooming Englishman.
There her hours are very short so she will get into the hard work gradually.
Edith and I had a fine time in Boston, everyone was so very kind to us and entertained us royally.
Chester Coy is coming up to Montreal in about a week for part of his holidays so we will have to show him Montreal to advantage if possible--for he is a great Yankee.
My work at school is just the same as last year. I was half promised a promotion to Seventh Year which is next to the Principal but in the end the Board gave it to an inexperienced boy just out of MacDonald and are giving him $800 when the rest of his class get only $500. They make me sick. When they first spoke of the Seventh Year for me they said I could have it if they were not able to find a man for it. However, the men were forthcoming so I am still in the Fifth Year.
I can't think of any more news just now so will stop but will try and write oftener than I did this summer. Flora says to tell you that she will write soon.