Uncle John and cousin Will seem to eat a great deal, but I am getting better at fixing meals and no one has complained. I should tell them off if they did so, for I do my best. Nell says to pay them no mind, as they complained when she cooked, too, and she said she just told them she was doing her best. It is splendid when I get a letter from Nell. She is doing fine and is almost finished learning to be a doctor.
The worst of it is that I am left alone here every night and I don’t like that too well. Uncle John has his church and now his Council Meetings. He is a Councilman for the West Ward.
We are all troubled very much by this ‘flu and also how to get money in these hard times. Work is very slack in the blacksmith’s shop and what work Pa does get, he is seldom paid for. It is said that having a farm means you go without and I find that to be very true.
I hear from Uncle John that Nell is going to practice medicine in a big hospital in Toronto and she will have her own doctor’s office with cousin Ab, who is also a doctor. Uncle John is pleased that Nell will have Ab with her. Cousin Will wants to go to Toronto to be their assistant. It is strange to think that I will miss him.