Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents



Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents


Writes of winter weather and snow but now looking forward to warmer days. Mentions trying to get news of friend with no luck. Last letter from him was dated 25 November and longing for more news. Talks of father's health and catches up with other correspondence and passes on news. Wonders how long it will take for cigarettes she sent to arrive and mentions still not being able to send parcel she prepared. Ask him to let them know by cable when cigarettes arrive and says she would try and keep up supply.




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Two page handwritten letter


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191 Halifax Road
Nelson Lancs.
Monday 23/2/42.
My dear Douglas
Another cold wintry day with snow falling all the morning. Only one consolation – at this time of the year it does not linger so long. The sun, when we do see, or feel it is getting a little more powerful but it has not yet been powerful enough to thaw our “lake” It is weeks since we saw the water but the ice looks very pretty, as it is frozen in waves. Still I for one am looking forward to warmer days. I wonder If you will remember 2 years ago today. It was your last day under Miss Morton’s care & on Feb. 24th 1940 you travelled to “the edge o’beyond” Don’t you think that a very good description? I wrote to Miss Morton in the New year & asked if she had any news of Bob Pine but I have not yet had a reply. She is a very busy person & it was very good of her to enquire about you. We just keep on thinking of you & wondering how things are. Your last letter to us was dated [deleted] D [/deleted] November 25th & all the time I am just longing for more news from you. Yesterday morning I said to Dad “It’s good that we keep so free from cold when [indecipherable word] people are sniffling away” & sure enough before
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bed-time Dad was on the sniffle too & this morning he seemed just full of it – you know!! Sniffle sniffle snook snook!!! He always seems so poorly with a cold tho’ he says he doesn’t feel poorly – so why worry!!
I had a letter from Mrs Clayton on Saturday asking could she come on Wednesday next for a few days so I’m hoping it will be much warmer for her journey. John is still at the old place under the same conditions. Very surprising & puzzling. I wonder how long it will take for the cigarettes to reach you. I told you that the censor refused permission for me to send the small parcel, which I had so lovingly & carefully prepared. It is still here in the side board cupboard. I haven’t much heart to open it & use the things, which would only be common sense, under existing conditions. As soon as you get the State Express cigarettes will you mention it in a cable & I will try to keep up a fairly regular supply tho’ Dad heard the other day that cigarettes & tobacco are to be rationed. Soap is the latest thing to be rationed & it has set most people a problem. 4 ozs soap each person per week. That means that Dad & I have 1/2 lb of soap to keep ourselves & our house [deleted] cla [/deleted] clean – some problem but it’s surprising how we can adjust things to meet changed conditions. We just look forward all the time to peace with reunion & happiness again. Now Goodbye love once again. With all our love & thoughts & prayers from
Mother & Dad.
755052 Hudson
Camp Militaire



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