Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents



Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents


Glad to receive his second letter, three weeks after the first. Thankful that he has agreeable company and kind treatment. Mentions current weather. Continues to describe activities. Postmaster general broadcast appeal to post early for Christmas. Writes about opening his case that was sent to them after he went missing and what was done with contents. Catches up with news.




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Two page handwritten letter


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[inserted] 13-1-41 [/inserted]
10 Moorside Rd.

Salford 7
Sunday Dec. 1st. [inserted] 40 [/inserted]
My dear Douglas.
It was a very great joy to have your second letter dated Sept. 6th. yesterday Nov. 30th. 3 weeks & 3 days after the one dated Sept. 1st. I thought you would be interested to know exactly how long the letters were on the way. Dad & I are so thankful to have such cheering news & to learn that you have very agreeable company & also such kind treatment. This past week has been real winter, with very keen frosts at night. Today has been milder so no doubt we shall soon have the rain, which is supposed to follow 3 days of frost. Dad mowed the lawn last week & we have now got the garden tidy for the winter. The process was carried out much later than usual & we wondered whether it was wise to mow the lawn in late November. However it looks very green & fresh today – no obvious ill-effects of the frost so far. Soon I shall be feeling around for the little green noses
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of the Spring flowers. By the time you get this letter the snow-drops should be in bud & I shall have got all my lovely birthday presents & probably be getting all set for a Spring cleaning. It’s strange how we get used to things but we still feel very strange with summer time in winter. Today was a very light afternoon & we didn’t light up until 5-20 & it is only 3 weeks & 3 days to Christmas. Mr Morrison the Post-Master General broadcast an appeal today for us to begin posting now for Christmas. It isn’t a bad idea really. The Christmas cards would bring brightness & cheer to our houses. Not even war-time can dim the brightness of Christmas-tide’s glad message of hope. During the past week I found courage to unpack your case. Most of the things I’ve put back again to await your return but I am thinking of giving your socks & oversocks to men of the R.A.F. in the hope that they will mean a little comfort. We were pleased to see John last Tuesday. He looked very fit & well & said he would write to you at once.
All love from Mother & Dad
Sgt. Chef. J. D. Hudson.
Camp De Sejour Suirfeille
S/courert Commandant D’arme



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