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Love Letter

p.risboy

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Have been at my box of bits and bobs again, and found a letter my father wrote to my mother in 1939, whilst on Army training.
It reads:-

My Darling Wife,
Just a few more lines hoping your are still keeping ok, and hoping that you will soon have that baby so that I can try and get some more leave. Although I do aggrevate you it is nice to be near you darling.
We are having some better weather up here now, I hope it is the same where you are then it will not be so bad for you then.
Is there any signs of the baby arriving yet. you are hanging on to what you have got this time but still that is one fault of yours, hanging on too long.
Well darling, I am on guard tonight, but I get half a day tommorrow, and I may go to the pictures in the evening.
There is not much to do. I bet you wish you could go to the pictures, don't you sweetheart, instead of lying up in that bed.
Have you got any more patients in that ward yet, I suppose Milliers baby has gone out now. Has Sybil gone out yet.
Well darling, I shall be glad when this is all over, so that we can all be together again.
Can't seem to settle down no how, as you get used to being at home.
I have to go back one day darling, but one day I will not have to go back, then we can start seeing what we can do.
I do not feel I can take an interest in anything while I am in this Army.
I have got half a day, but I think the farthest Iwill go will be up to the soldiers home. I got a bar of chocolate from them the other night, I put it in the letter I sent, I hope it gets to you ok.
Well darling, I have got not got much to tell you at this momemt, so I will wait until I hear from you.
All my Love and look after yourself.
Cheerio for now, write as much as you can, I love you my darling.
XXXXXXXX
for Brian.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Fred.

XXXXXXXXXXXXX I LOVE YOU DARLING>XXX
X X X X X X X

Write soon. XXX

This was posted from:-

535 S/L Batt. R.A
B. Troop
Buddon Camp
Nr.Dundee
Scotland.

Mailed to:-

Royal Bucks Hospital
Aylesbury
Bucks.

The baby was my eldest brother .b. 12th June. 1939


I will try and photocopy and post it.

Steve.:)
 
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I have just noticed something which should have been obvious to me.
If my father was writing this letter on or before 12th June 1939, and War was declared on Germany on the 3rd Sept. 1939, my father must have been called up before war was declared.
Powers that be, must have been making preparations beforehand. Hmmmm.:confused:

Steve.:)
 

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Hi Steve,

What a beautiful letter.

I found one once in my mum's things after she had died.( She was only 47yrs)

My Dad was doing his national service and my Mum had, had me and my sister. I can remember bits of it.

Trouble is when my Father remarried My so called step mother threw everything away without asking us girls (4 all told). And a lot of private stuff was lost forever.

You are so lucky having things like that.

Pat :(
 

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I am such a plonker. This letter must have been written in 1943, and the baby he refers to is my sister Helen. He would not have known Brians name and *** if he was yet to be born.
Somebody slap me with a kipper.:D
I will not alter/edit original post, so no other newby makes the same silly mistake. I doubt if anyone else is as dopey as me.:biggrin:

Steve. :) redf) redf)
 

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Pat, what a horrible thing to happen! :mad: That's so sad. Jill


Jill
That's part of War.:mad: :mad: I am not 100% sure, but I think he did not see Brian until he was almost 4yrs old.
And Helen as a baby at the same time, and then not again until the end of hostilities and demobilisation.
By that time, Brian was 6 and Helen 2. And then mum and dad made up for lost time, and the rest of us were spawned.:) :kissu:

I have just found some identity cards for my mum and dad and 2 siblings, and a field service post card 'from the front' so to speak.
Seeing is believing.:eek: :eek:

Stand by for the next episode.

Steve.:)
 

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