Red Cross Ambulance
Huntingdon Gleaner, Huntingdon, Quebec
Thursday, October 31, 1918
Transcribed by: marc
Dear Miss Hunter:
I received your letter by the last Canadian mail and please convey to the Red Cross Society my appreciation of their kind vote of thanks. It was always a work dear to my heart. I am always proud of what the local organization has done. It has few superiors in work done, etc.
I am now in charge of two wards containing about 65 patients and I know where the dressings go now, in spite of the economy which is drilled into us.
I also know a lot more good reasons why our ambulance cost what it did and why big heavy expensive ones were wanted and not Fords.
They have Fords and they are very useful too but the others take twice the load twice as easily and give much less trouble in every way. They ride so much easier that they are a real gods send. Easy riding is of not much importance when one is well but when dealing with an open wound down to a broken thigh bone, easy riding is most essential. Most of these used to die just from the shock and the handling. Now we get whole wards full of just that kind of cases alone.
No matter how good the news is the work cannot stop until the peace is signed and after. There are some cases which have been in hospital for over a year and many other long cases are being made daily -- so Carry On!