Letter to Bill Eyles from G and D Withall



Letter to Bill Eyles from G and D Withall


Letter in reply to one he sent stating that their daughter was of an age when she was able to make up her own mind about getting engaged to him. They did appreciate him writing to them about it. Speculates on their future and wished them well.




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Two page handwritten letter


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My dear Marjorie / Well, one never knows what is store for one, does one. How the wire put me off my stroke, for how to word it I couldn’t think, but there’s no doubt you think a great deal of Bill, as no doubt he does of you, or should do. “I guess he does” & as Dad & I both think you are old enough to know your own mind now & I think it must be Mr Right for you never have really thought of anyone much before, have you? So that we both congratulate you & do hope it will not be so long before a great change will come along, in the way of peace & then what a commotion, eh.

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I believe you said he comes from Leicester, that is a good way off. We wondered when the wire came if he was to go sooner than you thought. I have written him, but its a bit difficult when you haven’t seen a person, but I generally make myself understood. Did you get the parcel alright I post it on Wednesday. I’ve been in the war’s lately, my nose is about better now, but for a week I’ve had a septic finger & its not too good yet, isn’t it tiresome, although perhaps its better out than in. I don’t think I had better stay for more now, as you may get this in the morning If you do get a chance to come along, do by all means it would be nice to meet & have a chat. Well bye for now, fondest love from Mum & Dad



G and D Withall, “Letter to Bill Eyles from G and D Withall,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 27, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/33478.

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