Letter to David Donaldson from his mother



Letter to David Donaldson from his mother


Writes of being settled in new accommodation and how she is managing. Catches up with new of family and acquaintances. Welcomes prospect of being a grandmother.




Three page handwritten letter


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[underlined] Twyford 2284 [/underlined]
Brambridge Park
Dearest David
I feel so neglectful of you, there never seems time to write to anyone except Ian, whom I feel must have a letter as he is so far from home – We settled in quite comfortably & I think we shall be allright[sic] once I become a less inefficient housewife, at present I sympathise with Mollie as I never seem to be quite finished & always on the go, which I should not be if I was a good manager like your wife – Norman is very good & helps me tremendously, I shall hate it when he goes – I have managed to feed him and Daddy for a week [inserted] with my attempts at cooking [/inserted] so I hope I shall go on doing so successfully, Norman is very scornful & said he took it for granted that
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event in ones life, one has no idea how thrilled one is going to be with it all, and I feel more an more thrilled at the thought of being a grandmother.
I was very sorry to hear from Joyce that you had got boils again & were going to see another Doctor, I do hope she will be able to do you some good, the man who massaged me back to health swore that they could be cured by some form of electric treatment,
Did I tell you that N. is to have an interview with someone at the War Office to see if he is a suitable person for map reading &
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interpretation of photographs – no more news of Ian or Elizabeth -
Thorny is allright [sic], looks rather well on the whole but he is very careworn I think everyone at the office is very tired and on one another's nerves -
Goodbye, I wish there was a chance of you coming over here and seeing us in this place, I suppose you never come to Eastleigh or fly anywhere near here?
Very much love



F Donaldson, “Letter to David Donaldson from his mother,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 28, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/12000.

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