Artifact 1939-09-10 – Letter To La Verne Woods

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Letter to La Verne Woods – September 10, 1939


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Dear La Verne:

I finally have settled myself enough to write to you, even though it is the first letter I have written in a long time.

Well I hope you are well. I am fine outside of the little touch of that hay fever which I get every year.

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Artifact 1939-12-23 – Christmas Card to La Verne Woods

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Christmas Card to La Verne Woods – December 22, 1939


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Artifact 1940-06-04 – Letter to La Verne Woods

‘There was a big fire over at the airport about 7 O’clock and I went over. At first we thought it was a plane crashed…”

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Artifact 1940-06-04 – Letter to La Verne Woods


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Camp Borden, Ont.
Tues. nite.

Dearest La Verne:

Your letter was a very pleasant surprise I sure did feel good when I saw your writing I opened it even before Onnellee’s.

I had an address of yours, but I did thought you had moved since. So I asked Frances what it was in my last letter to her. She’ll probably send it in her next letter. But however I’m glad you got mine & wrote to me. I guess I’ve written about 25 or th 30 letters & I don’t know how many cards since I came a week ago.

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Artifact 1940-07-20 – Letter to Miss La Verne Woods

“Well there isn’t much I can say xxx these letters as to were I am. As the people are not supposed to know until we reach our destination.”

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Letter to Miss La Verne Woods – July 20, 1940


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Sat. Morn.

Dear La Verne:-

I guess you know I have left Camp Borden. last week-end. I got a letter from Frances yesterday & she said she was talking to you on the phone that morning. (last sun.). I guess she was sort of upset when I phoned her from Camp & told her I was leaving.

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Artifact 1940-07-20-b – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman

“I have saw quite a number of refugees & also german prisoners.”

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Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman – July 20, 1940


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Sat. Morn.

Dear Frances:-

We received some mail last nite. I got your letter that you wrote last Sun. Boy! Was I ever glad to get it. It’s the first mail we’ve received since we left camp.

You can send my mail to “Base P.O.” instead of Camp Borden from now on. Until I tell you different. I got two letters from Peggy. & on from Garnet & his folds. Peggy’s was written Sat. nite before I made the phone call. & the other Sun. nite. I haven’t got any that’s been written since Mon. yet.

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Artifact 1940-08-23 – Letter to Miss La Verne Woods

“It isn’t so bad over here if my relatives & friends were here & if tobacco’s & razor blades & other necessities wer’nt so high in price.”

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Letter to Miss La Verne Woods – August 23, 1940


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Aldershot, Eng.
Aug. 23/40

Dear La Verne:-

Was I ever glad to get your letter the other day. I got a bunch of them all at once. And yours was a little more welcome than either Franc’s or Peggy’s I think. Of course I guess I hear from them ofterner is why. But I’m glad to hear from them too as I can sure read a lot of letters over here.

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Artifact 40-08-23-b – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman

“I just wish you could spend one week here. You would be scared skinny.”

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Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman – August 23, 1940


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Aldershot, Eng.
Aug. 23/40

Dear Sis:-

Well I’ve finally got down to writing your letter. I’ll have to write bits at a time between work. I was going to write sooner, but I guess I didn’t take the time, while I was on my leave. I want to answer La Vernes letter too.

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Artifact 1940-09-20 – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman

“The boys that don’t smoke pipes use the same kind of tobacco & roll the butts into another cigarette. There is very little tobacco wasted over here.”

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Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman – September 20, 1940


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Aldershot, Eng.
Sept. 20/40

Dear Franc:-

I just finished writing to Mr. Allen’s & I thought I’d drop you a line or two before I shaved & had dinner.

The whole regt. Has gone out on a scheme. They left at eight A.M. So I stayed in bed until ten. I don’t go on duty until 1.30 So I thought I’d better write some letters.

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Artifact 1940-10-05 – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman

“We are having quite a bit of bombing Franc. But London has been getting the worst of it.”

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Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman – October 5, 1940


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Aldershot, Eng.
October 5/40

Dear Franc:-

I have received two letters from you & two from Onn. also her cigs & I’m sure enjoying them.

One of yours was written Sept 11 which I received first & one Sept. 5 I got it the following day. I’m glad Elt. dropped a line too. Tell him to do it as often as he can.

I’m glad you liked the cards, Franc. I thought you would. They only cost me one shilling (24) – they were worth it. I had been telling Clarence that they were anxious to hear from him & he said he had written two or three letters.

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Artifact 1940-10-11 – Letter to Miss La Verne Woods

“Well the liking of England is wearing off now.”

Last updated on January 22nd, 2022 at 03:51 am

Letter to Miss La Verne Woods – October 11, 1940


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Aldershot, Eng.
October 11/40

Dear Sister:-

I was so glad to hear from you this morn. I have been looking for a letter from you for so long. & I begin to think you had forgotten your little brother in England. I have written you about three times.

Well I’ll start answering some of your questions. It’s a good thing you ask me things. Or I wouldn’t know what to write.

Well the liking of England is wearing off now. “There is no place like home.” No mater what kind of a dump your home is. It is better than anyplace else.

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