Letter to John Valentine from his wife Ursula



Letter to John Valentine from his wife Ursula


Writes it was nice to reassured by ward sister that all was going well but that he would not be home for at least two weeks. Continues with news of packing and arranging transport. Mentions drawing money matters and arrival of Christmas presents.



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Two page handwritten letter


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Felmersham Wednesday 19th December
Darling Johnnie, It was nice to be reassured by the sister on your ward yesterday that all was going well with you. I hope she gave you my message. She said you might be up in 5 or 6 days, but not allowed home for at least 2 weeks. However that won't be so very long to judge by the way the 6 weeks of your leave flew past.
I am going up to pack when I've written this, & hope to get everything into the suitcase. Leverett is coming for us at 8.30 tomorrow. I really felt I couldn't lug that heavy case alone. I drew £3 out of the Post Office this morning, but had to spend some on postage, so that I had only £2.17 left, & allowing 8/- for Leverett, that was cutting the fare a bit fine, I had an idea it was £2.14 for the two of us! I was a bit worried about it, however I asked Leverett if he would cash my RAF book today instead of tomorrow, & to my surprise he agreed to at once. So now I am alright, saved again!
There was not much post today. Cards from Grandma & Ann & a calendar from David Blaikley. Yesterday there was a book for F from Mrs Lowe & a brass ashtray for us from Ann, which goes well with the candlesticks. Both acknowledged.
All my love, darling, get well quickly so we can be together again. Yours always Ursula



Ursula Valentine, “Letter to John Valentine from his wife Ursula,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 25, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/20566.

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