Letter to Lewis Rosser from A Rosser

ERosserARosserLV440124.pdf

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Letter to Lewis Rosser from A Rosser

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Asks after Lewis's Christmas and writes about his own activities over the holiday. Continues with banter and gossip.

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1944-01-24

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Four page handwritten letter and envelope

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ERosserARosserLV440124

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[post mark]
24 JAN 44

7451193.
W/O. Rosser, L.V.
Sgts Mess,
R.A.F. Station,
Lemmington,
NR. Banbury,
OXON.

[inserted] Ant [/inserted]

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1602458. SGT. ROSSER A.
SGTS. MESS.
R.A.F. STATION,
WEST FREUGH,
NR. STRANRAER
SCOTLAND.

Monday.

Dear Lew,

What about a letter? you promised to write as soon as I came back off leave, but so far I have received nothing, you lousy bastard.

Well, what sort of time did you have at Christmas? bloody awful I suppose, a few beers at the local, and a nice long talk with Ted, incidentally do you know we should have gone down and had tea with him, on the Sunday

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before I came back off leave, if he mentions anything about it to you, will you offer him my most humble apologies.

I had quite a good time at Christmas, in fact much better than I probably would have had at home, bags of wine, women and song, much more wine than anything else, I received quite a shock a few days after Christmas, when I received a bill from one of the local pubs, for a few dozen pint glasses, I can't remember smashing them, but I was in such a state I think it better to pay up and ask no questions, just in case something else comes to light.

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Do you remember borrowing a pound from me, one night in the Grandport? no, I didn't think you did, well you bloody well did see, not that I'm asking in a polite way for it back, I don't want you to get that impression at all, maybe I am prepared to give it you, a genuine case of brotherly love, and I should like to know what has happened to it, just in case the occasion should arise, when I have to approach you for a loan, I want to make sure I would be O.K.

How did Teds wedding go? I sincerely hope Sam managed to get a bottle of whiskey, personally I didn't see the point

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of having one bottle, I could drink the bloody lot myself and still be sober. Did you rise to the occasion and make a wiz-o speech, I wouldn't be suprised [sic] if you made yourself look stupid, but all joking apart, will you wish Ted all the best for me.

Have you managed to get your [indecipherable word] yet? I am looking forward to spending some most enjoyable evenings during my next leave, when Pam and yourself are at the pictures.

Nothing more,

Cheers,

Ant.

P.S. Thanks for the card.

Citation

A Rosser, “Letter to Lewis Rosser from A Rosser,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 28, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/36685.

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