Letter from Ursula Valentine to her husband John Valentine



Letter from Ursula Valentine to her husband John Valentine


Glad to receive his letters and comments on how quickly he is getting through trips. Glad he has been to see the padre and that he was helpful. Comments on his navigational error and expected that he had done some damage somewhere. Glad that his pilot is proving himself and is satisfied with his navigating. Encloses snaps pf daughter Frances and mentions other activities.



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No. 11 (I’ve lost count) Lido, Wed. 15th April
My darling |Johnnie, Your letter of 13th arrived this afternoon. I was terribly glad to have it. They certainly do seem to be working you hard, & if you keep this up you will be half through by the time you come on leave! I was ever so glad to hear you had been to see the padre & that he was helpful. I do hope that you will enjoy your first communion as I did. Don't expect any “experiences”, but it is a beautiful & dignified service & a real act of worship. I'm glad too that you had the pluck to tell the padre about
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your chief trouble, & I do hope he will be of real help to you.
Pity about your 15 mile error – do the authorities take a poor view of that sort of thing? Still I expect it did some damage somewhere & if you mistook it for your target it must be pretty industrial. It is good to know that Floyd is proving himself a good pilot in emergences – I bet he's satisfied with your navigating.
I enclose a few snaps of Frances taken yesterday. Once again they are only rough daylight snaps. Ba is hoping to do some real printing this evening. She has her playpen out in the garden in the afternoons now & loves it in the sun. By the way the broad beans are just coming through, & I dug up half the rockery for my herb bed yesterday. Hope you received the parcel & wire in time.
With all my love & best wishes Ursula



Ursula Valentine, “Letter from Ursula Valentine to her husband John Valentine,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 4, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19868.

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