Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents



Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents


Writes of weather, mentions she got many letter for her birthday and comments on bad weather noted in some and other news. Mentions shortage of onions and continues with other gossip. Comments on butter ration and that she has become a clever soup maker.




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10 Moorside Rd.
Salford 7
Wed. 22nd Jan. 1941.
My dear Douglas.
Altho’ I have little news for you since writing on Sunday I must just send a short note for remembrance. The severe wintry spell has passed away & today has been a very lovely afternoon. I begun to say the day had been lovely forgetting that the morning opened in typical Manchester fashion, with rain which washed away the remains of the snow but this afternoon was a really pleasant bit of Spring & the air warmed by a glowing sun felt quite balmy. And you know how I just love the Spring. I’ve had many letters for my birthday & they all tell of very heavy snow in Yorkshire. A letter from “Little Dorothy” this morning tells of very unpleasant conditions with snow drifts level with the walls & for the moment at any rate the child was wishing she was an A.R.P. worker like Eileen so she would not have to wait about for buses to take her to & from the bank. Auntie Maud is now in Edinburgh but
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there is no news of any happenings there yet. And I was hoping to be able to share my birthday with Newbould Junior! Seeing that you have now become very domesticated you may be interested to know that for some months there has been areal shortage of onions & we have had to do some very makeshift cookery. Imagine my surprise when my greengrocer announced yesterday “I’ve brought you an onion.” It was “news” & very welcome too. It is strange how we used to take everything as a matter of course. It is true that we never realize the value of a thing until we lose it. Still we have many- very many, good things tho’ my butter ration is not now the 3 lbs a week of pre-war days. I have become quite clever at soup making, proof that there is much truth in the old adage “necessity is the mother of invention”. Well love you’ll think I’ve gone very domestic all at once so I will say Goodnight to you & enjoy my cup of tea. Am so glad you are able to get the cup that cheers too! All love from Mother & Dad.
755052 Sgt. Chef. J. D. Hudson.
Camp de Sejour Surfeille
S/courert Commandant D’armes
El Kef
Nord Afrique.



P Hudson, “Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 2, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23101.

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