Letter to Mr Whybrow from Mary Margaret Vercheres



Letter to Mr Whybrow from Mary Margaret Vercheres


The letter describes a letter from him and their visit to Fredonia, especially the dance. She refers to Mr Rooke and Sgt Whitefield and a Prom, tennis and roller skating.



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Three handwritten sheets and an envelope


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Envelope postmarked Fredonia, Kans. May 17 1942 8 a.m.
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Fredonia, Kans.
May 16, 1942

Dear Mr. Whybrow,

I received your letter the other day and I enjoyed it very much. It was just a week ago today that all you boys were here. It doesn’t really seem that long ago. You’re presence here certainly caused some excitement. You see, we don’t entertain British boys in Fredonia every day.

The dance was fun, wasn’t it? I’m certain I had a marvellous time and I’m so glad you did! I only

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hope that you can come back for another week-end when its convenient. I’m sure everyone here would love to see you all again.

Tell Mr. Rooke and Sgnt. Whitefield that we are going to have another dance and that they should be here. Tell them “hello” for me too!

We had our big school dance or Prom. last Wednesday. Do you remember that large building we were in? Well, we decorated it up as a huge flower garden, with large baskets of flowers and

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and[sic] little picket fences and trellises. It was really lovely and the dance band was really solid – it was grand! We had punch, a fruit drink, and cookies. The dance was from 8:00 until 12:00 and I think everyone had a grand time.

I have been playing tennis this afternoon and I’m tired. Some of my friends and I are going roller skating this evening. When I come home I will be worn out.

I must close now, but before I do, I’ve been seeing a silver plane over Fredonia. Is it your training plane? Have you flown over?

Sincerely yours,
Mary Margaret Verchère



Mary Margaret Vercheres, “Letter to Mr Whybrow from Mary Margaret Vercheres,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 14, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/10495.

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