Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents



Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents


Acknowledges receipt of letter 29 and thanks him for letting them have letters so regularly. Mentions disturbing events over the last few days and people who have loved ones exposed to horrors of war. Wonders when he would be home and discusses various arrangements and leaves it to him to decide. Concludes with comment on the weather.




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Two page handwritten letter and envelope


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Pilot Officer J. D. Hudson
Officers’ Mess
R.A.F. Station
Lincs/. Nr Grimsby

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Mrs Hudson
191 Halifax Rd.

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191 Halifax Rd.
Nelson Lancs/.
Wed. 2-30 p.m. 7/6/44

My dear Douglas.

My precious letter No 29 came this morning bringing the usual feelings, only much more intense. Thank you so very much for letting us have the letters so regularly – they mean so much to us./. The events of the past day or too have been more than a little disturbing. The many people who have no loved ones exposed to all the horrors of war glibly remark “Well – it had to be”. I couldn’t express my feelings. “Truly we marvel & we wonder why life is life”.

Now love I am wondering all the time when you will be coming home. It is very kind of you to suggest my coming

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to meet you & “ [indecipherable word] “ in Manchester but I don’t think it would be wise these unsettled day to arrange to meet anywhere but at home. Would you care to bring Jack here for a day or two? You know we would do our best to make him comfortable & he would understand the difficulty of entertaining in war-time. Just please yourself love & make what plans you wish but try to let me know so I can get the other bed ready. Today has been beautiful with strong breeze & sunshine & all my laundry is dried out-of-doors ready for ironing. I must go to the post first, I want you to have your letters. So Goodbye now love & always day & night all our love & thoughts & prayers are with you & we eagerly await your home coming. from Mother & Dad.



P Hudson, “Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 28, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23828.

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