Letter to John Valentine from his wife Ursula



Letter to John Valentine from his wife Ursula


Writes she has had no letter from him and hopes it is not due to complications in his condition. She would like to ring him but the cost of 9 shillings a time would effect her saving plans. Mentions house is now quiet as visitors have left and describes her activities. Writes of mail received which she is enclosing and how much of a good time their daughter has had at her parents home. Concludes by saying she will come up to Cosford as soon as he says the word.



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Four page handwritten letter


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Little Close, Dec 27th
My darling Johnnie, there was no letter from you today but I dare say that's because of the general postal disorganisation over Christmas & not as I dread to hear, because of further complications in your condition. I'd love to ring you up again but it costs 9/- a time & if I'm to put anything away in the bank I suppose I'd better curb my longing to hear your voice & be reassured about your condition.
There's nothing much to report here. The house seems wonderfully quiet now the rowdy young ones have gone. We went across to the Winters last evening. The parents played solo while Ba & I were initiated into the mysteries of poker by Peter & John. It was good fun. The weather is ever so mild today & I am far too hot in my long-sleeved blouses.
I enclose this morning's mail. There were also cards from Grunfeld & Charles Stirling. You'll see that the Peppers are at Wheaton Aston, Staffs. I wonder if that's near enough for them to get across & visit you? I have dropped them a card to let them know you're at Cosford, so they might perhaps turn up – I hope so. Frances is having a grand time down here, as always, & doesn't seem to get around to letter writing much. I gave her a Snakes & Ladders set & she & Grannie had a fierce game last evening which Grannie won. I think Frances has really learnt her lesson about taking her beatings in the proper spirit. She loves the game. I must try to teach her dominoes next.
I'm longing to have your next letter & to know when there's any prospect of our being together again. I'll come up to Cosford like a shot as soon as you say the word. Yours always, darling, Ursula



Ursula Valentine, “Letter to John Valentine from his wife Ursula,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 22, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/20591.

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