Letter from Terry Ford to his Parents

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Title

Letter from Terry Ford to his Parents

Description

Letter From Terry to his family. He writes that he has just been to Regina and has sent a parcel to them with items he has bought. He also writes about the weather saying that it is well below freezing therefore they are unable to be outside for more than 15 minutes at a time.

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IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1943-01-25

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One handwritten sheet

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EFordTAFordAG-[Mrs]-Y-M430125

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MR. & MRS. A.G. FORD,
26, CORONATION AVENUE,
FISHPONDS,
BRISTOL,
ENGLAND.
098403
1585520 LAC FORD. T.A.,
72 Co, F2 Flight,
41 S.F.T.S. RAF,
Weyburn,
Sas’k. CANADA
Date. 25-1-43.
Dear Mum, Dad, Yvonne & Moira.
Just received a.g. from you & Mrs Lawrence. Surprised to hear of [deleted] John [/deleted] Roy’s engagement. Glad to know letters arriving, some must be missing, judging by your comments. I’ve just sent some stuff to you from Regina, where John & I spent last weekend. Regina is quite an important prairie town & capital of Saskatchewan, though the population is only 60,000. Anyway I’ve sent 6 prs stockings for you mum, & Yvonne (2 for Yvonne) if they fit. 1 jar Vanishing cream, 1 box powder & a lipstick also for you. Also 2 neckerchiefs one for Moira & one for Yvonne, & an autograph album for Moira. Sorry I didn’t know she wanted a diary. Also 2 packets of blue Gillette blades for Dad. Sorry its not much, but having that money pinched set me back. I’ve got some stockings for Auntie Lot. I’ll be getting a watch for you, Dad. By the way, we can’t send any parcels worth more than 5 dollars, so you will see that the excise slip says the stuff is worth 5 dollars. We had a very pleasant time in Regina staying at the City Commissioners’ house. The weather is now cold even for the prairie. During the last week it’s been 30o – 50o below zero, which is very, very cold, & when the wind comes whistling across the prairie you can’t stay outside more than 15 minutes at the [deleted] [indecipherable word] [/deleted] most. I got my cheek frozen. Dead white the size of a florin, O.K. now though. Will write a long letter later to-day. Love Terry.
[inserted] P.S. PLEASE GIVE YVONNE’S FOOT MEASUREMENTS

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Terry Ford, “Letter from Terry Ford to his Parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 19, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/24304.

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