"Today was just too trying and I stole quietly away at seven o'clock," = mood.
He writes to Ida that he's trying to fit all his life into the allotted time in the week as well as see her.
Rumours going around about the different rules for men reserved for war work and those for conscription , and now some colleagues are signing up, and it's all up in the air about what staff the travel agency will have. "We were wondering with some interest just how things would be for a time if we all went together." His pay at the travel agency "is better for the home fires than the fighting unit allowances." Either way he hears that the company isn't doing well, so it may be that he and the owner will "naturally go hand in hand" to the recruiting centre.
He's hoping to go to the gardens on Sunday evening instead of church so he can see her.
Ref: CARROLL/IGC/3 GG
With thanks to the Ida Carroll Trust
Date is unknown.
Part of the #NSM2020 project "A 20/20 Legacy: the centenary of the Northern School of Music" supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.