Letter from Ursula Valentine to her husband John Valentine



Letter from Ursula Valentine to her husband John Valentine


Reminisces over recent leave and comments on her recent activities. Comments on agricultural reading and papers. Notes that baby daughter Frances has cut two teeth and mention getting new ration books.



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[underlined] No. 1. [/underlined]
May 22nd

Johnnie my dearest,
It seems simply ages since you were here. It is curious how quickly time slips back, so that your leave seems like a lovely dream, and dreary reality without you stretches hopelessly ahead. However we lived through six or seven weeks before, & we can doubtless do it again.
Nothing very important has happened since you left. I collected my Savings Group money last night, and wrote up my diary, and so far today have been occupied with the washing. Frances has suddenly learnt how to clap hands and now does it with glee.

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The lessons to be read up in connection with the first two Agricultural papers are
1 [encircled] Farming Year, chaps I & II.
2 [encircled] Farming Year chaps VI
+ Agriculture Year Chap III of Bk I.

I've just discovered that Frances has cut two teeth while nobody has been looking. They are on the top jaw & towards the back, leaving one or two spaces between them & the front ones. She is now crying preparatory to going to sleep. I'm going up to The Town Hall this afternoon to try to get our new ration books.
I [underlined] did [/underlined] enjoy your leave, every minute of it & was particularly thrilled that we can now share our enjoyment of music as well as of so many other things. I'm looking forward to getting the first letter from you.
God bless you, my dearest, and keep you safe.
Always yours Ursula



Ursula Valentine, “Letter from Ursula Valentine to her husband John Valentine,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 6, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19897.

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