Letter to Wally Layne from his wife

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Title

Letter to Wally Layne from his wife

Description

Writes of baby attending first party and teething process. Catches up on news, activities, friends/acquaintances, mail and other gossip. Hopes he received photographs.

Creator

Date

1945-01-11

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Language

Format

Two sides handwritten prisoner of war letter form

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

ELayneAJLayneWH450111

Transcription

Thursday.
January 11/45.

My beloved husband. Ive just brought David home from his very first party. His little girl friend Jennifer was a year old today, I have known her mother some time, and we chummed up at the baby clinic. There were three babies at the party, Jennifer, David, and another little girl names Anne. so you can imagine our boy came in for a lot of attention! Cant say he appreciated it much though, and I honestly think he was fed up with women by the time the party ended. Jennifer let him play with her golliwog & then decided she wanted it back, and of course Master David took a very dim view of such typically female behaviour, I had quite a job calming him down! We have had a lot of snow but the weather is not nearly so cold. We are hoping to have Derrick for the weekend, I particularly am looking forward to seeing him. David has six teeth, he does eat well and looks the picture of health. I finished off a pullover for him last night, it looks wizard. It is too big yet so I am hoping you will see him in it. Mum and Dorothy have gone to the cinema to see ‘Adan had four sons’ – I am writing this before listening in to Tommy Handley in ‘Itma’ I had a letter from Aunt Ida yesterday telling me she is having a toy made for David, isnt it kind of her? I am reading another book by Ellery Queen – he is good. I hope you have received the photographs I posted. Can you see a likeness to either of us in David?

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[postmark]

RANK & NAME: F/O. WALTER H. LAYNE. D.F.C.

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PRISONER OF WAR No.: 605

CAMP NAME & No.: STALAG LUFT 3.
STALAG 357. BLOCK 142.
COUNTRY: DEUTSCHLAND.

FROM
MRS W.H. LAYNE
97 HARLAXTON ROAD
GRANTHAM. LINCS.
ENGLAND

[rubber stamp]

Dot had a P.C. from Dal last week. Mick paid us a short visit last week, he is expecting to take up his old job. Hope you are well and getting plenty of mail darling. I am always thinking of you. When I say ‘Where’s David’, chicks finds himself in the mirror, he really is sweet. Take great care of yourself – we are waiting for you.

God bless dearest. All my love and lots from David
Joan.

Collection

Citation

W H Layne, “Letter to Wally Layne from his wife,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 18, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/30751.

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