Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents



Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents


Just letting him know they are jogging along and still only one letter from him. Looks back over letters he wrote when stationed in England since 1939. Catches up with news of family and is still investigating sending him a newspaper. Someone wants to send books but is waiting for a permanent address. Continues with more gossip and apologises for repetition.




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Two page handwritten letter


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10 Moorside Road
Salford 7
Sat. am. 23/11/40.
My dear Douglas.
Here I am again with my little note of remembrance. Tho’ I’ve not much news it’s just to let you know we are jogging along. I have no news from you since the letter dated Sept 1st which arrived here on Nov. 6th. What a precious letter it is too! Yesterday I looked back at a few of your letters written from your last English station. – Such eager, hopeful letters they were – they always give me pleasure & comfort & as I have every one written since Armistice day 1939 they are a most interesting diary. This morning I’ve got a letter from Auntie Una enclosing “10/- for Douglas, either to send a parcel or use it in any way you think he would like.” So if it is permissible, I intend to try to get the Daily Mail sent to you for 1 year, but of course must make full enquiries before I take any action. Did I tell you that Vera wants to send you books but I have been waiting for a second letter
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from you, with a permanent address, not forgetting that these are unusual day, & nothing tangible can truly be called permanent at present.
You know love I cannot remember what I write to you from one letter to the next so if there’s a bit of repitition [sic] please forgive me. Mrs Clayton came yesterday (Friday.) John arrived on Wednesday for one week. In the evening he went (on [indecipherable word]) to see Louis Murray who is now “fixed” as you remember he expected to be, so I don’t suppose he & John could “fraternize” out of doors. Thursday John went to a wedding at Lancaster & his mother has not the slightest idea when he will be back tho’ she has arranged, provisionally, for them both to come here for tea tomorrow, Sunday. This morning is very bright & pleasant, a bit on the dull side but we expect that on Nov. 23rd don’t we.? I am always wondering how you are getting along & if the lovely blue skies which bring so much pleasure to me, become a source of trial & annoyance to you. I do hope not. Now love Goodbye once again. All love from Mother & Dad.
755052 J. D. Hudson (Sgt. Chef.)
Camp De Sejour Suirfeille
S/courert Commandant D’armes



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