Letter from Ursula Valentine to her husband John Valentine



Letter from Ursula Valentine to her husband John Valentine


Writes that she is sending his pyjamas, of a visitor to his daughter and present to her from her grandfather. Comment that no letter from him perhaps later. Writes she was worried after hearing of heavy attack on the Ruhr and bombers missing. Mentions Whitley being used for attack on Italy. Mentions arrival of telephone bill and queries. Concludes with other gossip.



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Two page handwritten letter


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No 10. Lido; Tuesday 14.4.42
Johnnie my darling, Here are your pyjamas I meant to send them off yesterday but was in rather a rush – as usual! Another of Frances' admirers came to tea yesterday, a very sweet Italian girl married to an English naval officer, who works on Barbara's shift, & there were many cooings & exclamations of delight & admiration. You can't wonder, Frances really is rather nice - & she's always telling us about “Da da”. Daddy has sent her £2 for her birthday, which I have
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put into the P.O. making a total of nearly £20! Last night I made her a second pair of green dungarees to wear in change with the originals.
There's been no letter from you yet but it may come by the later post. I was rather worried to hear of another heavy attack on the Ruhr & ten bombers missing, & shall be glad to have word from you. Fancy those old Whitleys staggering all the way to Italy & returning intact! The telephone bill has come & they've charged for 2 toll calls at the end of January, so I'm going to query those. Florence came to see me yesterday & I think she will really try to come back to me, one or two days a week, when her aunt is better, but not before tomorrow week. However, we're carrying on OK washing curtains etc. toward the spring clean. All my love to you dearest, Ursula



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