Letter from Wally Layne to his wife



Letter from Wally Layne to his wife


Reports arrival of mail and cigarettes. Hopes her and baby are getting on all right and is looking forward to seeing photographs. Writes of good weather, sunbathing and his garden. Has had no notification of baby from Red Cross. Thinks that war might be over in 1945 and mentions what he was reading. Hopes she had received money from the Air Ministry.




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June 4/44 My dearest Joan, I hope you are receiving my mail. I have had three from you this month, the latest one March 24. I received some cigarettes from Bern Twilley and some Players and Woodbines with no sender name on them, so please thank everyone who has sent me cigs, then you will thank the right ones. What do you mean by saying you have been to be churched, you were married properly weren't you. I hope you and the baby are getting on all right. I expect you will have had its photo taken by now I am looking forward to receiving it and knowing what it looks like. Today has been a lovely day everyone
has been sat out sunbathing all the time. My garden is getting on all right but the stuff is a bit slow in coming up. I haven't received notification yet from the Red + that you have had the baby all right, the telegram is taking longer to come than the mail and heaven knows that takes long enough. I think there is a good chance of the war being over in 1945, I hope so, it will be grand to be together again. I have read 'Insides Out', today but didn't think a lot to it, I read 'the Country mans Bedside book', today it was very good. I hope you have received money from the A/M by now, they are a long time getting organised. All my love Walt.



W H Layne, “Letter from Wally Layne to his wife,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed March 30, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/30800.

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