December 19th, 1943

Hello Darling;

Well here it is Sunday afternoon dear and I have just finished reading your letter and the Toronto Star. We are still down here but I think that my next letter will be from somewhere else so if you don’t hear from me for a while you will know what is the trouble. I have not heard anything definite yet dear but I’ll let you know as soon as I possibly can.
I mailed my cards this morning so I guess that was in good time, but the mail call will be very slow I imagine.
I’ve had an awful quiet week, they have moved the projectors out of the Rec Hall but I went to the Casino Thursday night and to the Capital Saturday night. I went to church this morning and we had a real nice Christmas Service. We were expecting an R.A.F boys choir but they didn’t arrive in time for the service.
Norm and I were the first there and we were asked to be the ushers to hand out the hymn books so I guess I have done my bit for the day.
Have you enough money to do your shopping over the holidays dear? If you haven’t take some out of the bank account and buy yourself some nice things and how about a nice new nightie….oh yes you have a nice new one already haven’t you dar and don’t be surprised if I see you in it about 2 weeks today because I’ll try and get home if it is the last thing that I do (but you know your husband and how much i want to be with you darling). Take really good care of yourself next week darling and get lots of rest and don’t wot too hard.
I received my mothers letters and was glad to get all the local gossip, you had a better tell her to have an extra place sitting at the table on New Years day as I could certainly make short work of a turkey right now.
I guess Beverley is pretty excited about Christmas or does she understand about Santa Claus dear. I guess that you have bought her something from us dear – just think dear we will be buying little things for our own little gift next year.
Well dear I have just come back from having supper, it was beans and a salad and some cake. Norm and I dropped into the canteen for a snack after the show last night and they had about 4 big trays of chocolate cake and about 3 or 4 of cupcakes. They couldn’t get rid of them and they were certainly good and I think that I ate my fair share to the point that I was very tired and went to my bed after we had the cake.
I’m reading a good book dear, its titled “The Strong Women” boy what a story, What a Woman! What a time!, it certainly is a hot one.
Well darling I hope that in my next letter I will be able to tell you definitely where I am going and I think it should be good and so darling for now, all my love
Your loving husband,

Bill

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5 thoughts on “December 19th, 1943

  1. I read each post with such interest. What a glimpse into life in 1943. The love between these two is so strong and sweet. I wish I knew these two ordinary but very remarkable people. Thanks for sharing. Kathleen Pletsch

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  2. Hi! Regarding this post, do you have any more info regarding the book to which your grandfather refers to…”The Strong Women”? I have really been enjoying your posts. I live in NL and my father served in the Canadian Armed Forces. You have referenced NL several times in the letters (or actually your grandparents have). The Knights of Columbus fire they referenced is still remembered today, and there have been a number of books written by local authors regarding the incident. Keep up the good work! Linda

    On Thu, May 13, 2021 at 10:24 Little Blue Suitcase wrote:

    > lookingforwardjay posted: ” Hello Darling; Well here it is Sunday > afternoon dear and I have just finished reading your letter and the Toronto > Star. We are still down here but I think that my next letter will be from > somewhere else so if you don’t hear from me for a while you wi” >

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