Jan 14 1946

 

Whittington Bks.,

Lichfield,

Staffs..

Mon. 14.1.46.

My Darling,

I did get a letter from you this morning, I was beginning to think I had been forsaken by the postman.

It has been my afternoon off, and I have been down to the city of Lichfield to the cinema, the film was called “The True Glory”, but I have seen it before.

It is a great change to get out of here for a few hours, I feel as though a great weight has been lifted off me; when I get outside my heart is lighter, my thoughts more orderly and happier.

It does seem strange though, going into town alone, sitting in the pictures alone, seeing no one I really know, I feel I'm living in a world of my own with only a happy memory of one I love so dearly.

Well sweetheart, I'd have a look at your letter again, see if you have any questions to ask or anything special to talk about.

I'm pleased to hear the registered has got through, and I have sent you Aunt Emms address I think.

I'm sorry to hear your fingers are troubling you again, I should see the specialist my dear if I were you, maybe he will be able to do more good than the others have done.

Yes darling, “demobb” is moving along fine, I handed all my equipment in this morning, there is only a few articles of clothing to hand in now, and then a patient wait till “D” Day.

Did I promised to write you a book sweetheart, I think if you had a my letters bound together you would have a decent sized one, have you ever thought of that.

You say it took ages to read the letter, believe me darling it took ages to write it, but I just felt in the mood last night.

Give my regards to Marjorie when you see her next wed. I don't think I shall be popping over, I have an appointment with the dentist at two o'clock, and it's too awkward in the middle of the week.

Alright darling, I'll wait and see, but I think if I don't know you; you will bring me some cigs just the same.

Well that is about to the end of your letter sweetheart, I have noticed though you have gone back to the old quota of crosses, aren't you afraid now of having sore lips when they all have to be paid off?

Give my love to your mother, and all at home, darling both my ears are burning at the moment, do you know anything about it. ( time ---- 7.20 p.m.).

Till tomorrow my dear, keep your chin up; it won't be long now, I will be home with you then for good and always.

As ever, you have all my love; thoughts, and kisses, they're all yours, for always.

Lots of Love,

Henry

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Miss L.M.Cooper, S.R.N.,

County Emergency Hospital,

Bowbridge Road,

Newark,

Notts..