Letter to prisoner of war John Valentine from his wife Ursula

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Title

Letter to prisoner of war John Valentine from his wife Ursula

Description

Writes about activities in Devon over new year and her mother's health. Is longing to hear what he thinks of new house.

Date

1944-01-02

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Format

Two sided handwritten letter card

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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EValentineUMValentineJRM440102

Transcription

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DATE 2nd January 1944
at Little Close.
My darling Johnnie,
The new year has started & may it be a happier one for both of us! Surely it must see us reunited. We stayed up to see the New Year in – I wonder if you did too? Peter has gone back to work today, & Barbara won’t be able to come down after all. Frances & I are returning on Friday, after Frances has been to a party at the Coles’ house on Thursday. We have had some glorious walks along the cliffs, and have been playing a lot of bridge in the evening, pretty awful bridge of course but good fun. I do hope we shall find some friends locally at Chalfont to play with when you return, it would be fun. One day last week Capt Cole took Frances & me for a ride in his car to Totnes [inserted] on business [/inserted] Frances was all poshed up in her white lambskin coat that Mother brought from India, & of course she had to be sick all down it & over me! So we shall have to lay off joy-riding, tho’ we don’t have many offers. Yesterday we all went to tea at the Coles’, where Frances redeemed her good name by exemplary behaviour. Tomorrow they are coming here, so we’ve been busy cooking. How I wish there were somebody [underlined] worth [/underlined] doing a lot of cooking for – that is
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how I wish you were home! I’ve been having a very lazy time here, we get up late & don’t do more work than necessary. Mother has barely got over the dose of flu she had before Frances & I left in November, her temperature has been fluctuating ever since. I wonder whether you have had it in your camp too. Longing for your news & to hear what you think of Felmersham.
All my love to you dear, Ursula.
[stamp GEPRUFT 25]
[postmark] [postage stamp]
RANK & NAME: Sergeant John R.M. VALENTINE
[stamp PASSED P.W. 7763]
PRISONER OF WAR No.: 450
CAMP NAME & No.: STALAG LUFT III
LAGER “A”
COUNTRY: GERMANY
FROM
Mrs JRM Valentine
Felmersham,
Bottrells Lane
Chalfont St Giles

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Citation

Ursula Valentine, “Letter to prisoner of war John Valentine from his wife Ursula,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 2, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/20076.

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