Letter to John Valentine from his wife Ursula



Letter to John Valentine from his wife Ursula


Writes of journey home and her activities. Notes house is empty without him and hopes VJ day will be soon. Hope that the MO will take account of ailments and comments on other treatments.



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Two page typewritten letter


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Sunday evening, 12.8.45
My darling Johnnie,
Frances and I had an uneventful journey home, Frances was very good as she was entirely engrossed in nursing my fur, and when we got home she put it to bed in the cot with its head on a pillow and the rest carefully covered up with my dressing-gown. I have spent the evening, after clearing up, in working off my SSAFA correspondence and other oddments. It is now 9 p.m., and I am going to bed really early, you will be glad to hear.
The house seems terribly empty and dull without you, Johnnie darling, I do hope VJ day will come soon so that you get another 48 hours leave. Anyway you will be home next Saturday, and I ought to find plenty to keep me busy until then.
I do hope the M.O. will take more account of your knees and their creaking, and perhaps prescribe something for them. The electrical treatment for your feet will do you good, too, and now that you are no longer exposed to the tearing pace of civilian life I hope they won’t be so painful. I feel rather guilty that I let you do so much for me while you were home, I do so hope there will be no ill effects. I must say I enjoyed your help and attention. I wish you were here now, there’s a horrid big fluttery moth in the room!
Must trot off to bed now, there is
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Really nothing much to report to you, except that I love you as much as ever and wish you would come home for keeps.
Always yours, darling,



Ursula Valentine, “Letter to John Valentine from his wife Ursula,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 1, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/20474.

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