142 Blackheath Hill,
Greenwich S.E. 10
Just a line tonight. We arrived back at 11 a.m. I had to go to Cotworth to see my dentist to get a certificate from him. I hadn't the address you sent me of Garth's relations there or I would have looked them up. I shall go over again soon and see them. This afternoon (as I didn't have to go to work today), I went into London to the pension department, just to let them know I am alive, then went over to the R.A.F. and got some information I wanted, then came here for tea with Olive. Douglas is on duty but will return very soon.
There were two letters waiting for me at 9 Bonamy, from you and one from Mother. In Mother's was a letter to Miss Sendamore, which I shall forward to her.
I did enjoy your letters Sweetheart. You must not worry about me going to Greece. I was more than low in spirits when I told you that I might. I wasn't making enough progress with the Air Force to be encouraged and I thought I would have to go to Greece to enlist. I don't know anything more about my application than I did last night except that it is alive and it looks as if I shall get in alright.
I don't feel any affects (Tummy ache etc.) from such festivities as we had yesterday. A bit sleepy. Won't you take me to bed now Sweetheart and keep me there. Cheer up Dearie and keep up spirit. Don't rely too much on people's promises of kindness. No doubt we are all tarred with the same brush. We would like to do things for others but sometimes we cannot do all we would like to do. Don't blame people too much Sweetheart. They no doubt have their worries too.
I do wish you were here and then I could look after you as I should. Heaps of love and kisses and a great big one thrown in.
P.S. I am very sorry to hear of Ruth Mill's death. I shall write the family without delay. I received many things for Xmas which I shall tell you of later.
P.S. The two letters from you today were 36 & 38."
So let's have another one. . . .
222 Northfield Rd.,
King's Norton, B'ham
Just while Mrs. Doran is preparing a cup of cocoa before bedtime, I shall drop a line to my girl.
I am enclosing a few stamps such as you asked me for some time ago.
Your parcel has not arrived yet from B'ham. It will likely be along tomorrow. Two letters came to me yesterday so likely the parcel will come in a day or so.
As Miss Sendamore will be away until Jan. 10th, I have asked Mrs. Banister to forward all mail to 9 Bonamy St., Camberwell, S.E.I. I don't expect to remain here much longer or I would ask you to address your letters here. It is quite satisfactory the way the mail comes and I think it is best to always use 222 Northfield Rd. I at least know where it is. Whereas if you send it elsewhere, I shall never know where to find it. Besides Mrs. Doran may not be here always.
By the way Sweetheart if you have a moment you think you can spare, Mrs. Doran would like to hear from you. She is such a dear old soul and more or less alone, her brothers and sisters are all scattered and married. It would help to keep her spirits if she received the odd letter from others.
She has just poured my cocoa. We have some cookies which Mother and Helen sent, to eat and a few sweets to end off with. But I would rather have you here Sweetheart, than all else.
Heaps of love and happy dreams and a big kiss.
That was short. Let's have another one . . .
"Sunday, Dec. 29th/40
Sitting before the fire at Doug & Olive's. They are busy in the kitchen--Olive is making short bread.
Oh Boy. What a parcel! Your parcel arrived yesterday. I looked in every corner under every item and inside of everything--you weren't to be seen in person. I expected to see you hop out time and time again. Sweetheart, I am more than thankful to you and Margaret. However will I get caught up to you. Everything you sent was thoughtfulness itself, and everything is most useful. The gloves, Dearie, are wonderful. I have worn them already. I have not had any since I left home. The socks were just right for the Air Force. The flashlight is wonderful. The pajamas are a second pair I have--the undies also give me a relief as I had two suits before.
The sweets and tooth paste and brush in fact every item and the manner they were done up, seals, Xmas string and above all the love throughout the entire parcel is a wonderful inspiration and strength to me. May you be rewarded some day my love.
I have obtained a certificate from my dentist for the Air Force. Perhaps by the time you receive this letter I shall be in uniform. That is too much to hope for--at any rate in another month or so the feat should be accomplished.
I want to post this right away so will end now.
Heaps of love and happiness to you and may Heaven protect you and keep you well and cause us to be together soon. A great big ever, hug and kiss.