Jan 24 1946


Whittington Bks.,



Thurs. 24 . 1. 46.


I received a letter from your mother tonight, none from you though, I think the old post man must hold mine back sometimes.

Mother says my letter took four days to get there, no wonder I thought her reply was a long time coming, she told me off in a very polit way, I will quote you the words she used: ----- “I was ever so pleased to hear from you, although I know May is first & should be, but don't forget your mother, I can hear from May how you are nearly every day, but your mother may be hurt if she doesn't hear”.

I suppose she means my mother, I have not written to her for ages I know but I don't know the address she is at, anyhow I believe she is coming home for good this weekend.

Mother will understand, she is so happy to know I am home and in the care of a girl she likes very much, she has told me herself she doesn't worry now, she knows I am happy, and has handed me over to you darling for safe keeping forever!

How are things going down Newark way, have you been snow balling yet, or have you. Well honeybunch this will be the letter that arrives Saturday I suppose, I shall write you a few lines tomorrow night of course, just so as you have a letter to go back to Sunday night it helps quite a lot I think.

All is arranged for Sat, that is if nothing unexpected turns up, I shall catch the 12.20, and “Bob's your uncle”, I shall be home in no time.

I have been really busy tonight getting my khaki ready, doing my washing, and it is getting dry now, all I'm waiting for is Saturday.

I was going to write you such a long letter tonight dearest, but it is twenty past nine, I'm tired, but I have my fires to lay ready for morning, look at my clean washing, make tea for supper, then it will be ten o'clock.

Still sweetheart there is only one more day to go now, and I'll have you in my arms again, and not just one kiss this time, three at the least I demand!

Give my love to your mother, and all at Stoke, not be long now sweetheart, keep smiling, sweet dreams, till tomorrow night, you have all my love, and Forever,

Yours for Always, Henry.



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

County Emergency Hospital,

Bowbridge Road,




E Stoke,

Jan 22nd 46.

Dear Henry,

I've just received your letter dated Friday 18th. I couldn't understand it May told me you had sent a letter, Ivy got her card from you Sat & she wasn't half fussy. I expect mine has had a trip round. Now let me wish you 'Very many happy returns of your birthday', from Ivy, we failed to get any cards. I got you a small present but as you are coming I won't post it, I hope you won't mind. May came home yesterday her cold is a lot better. I think we all catch cold very quickly this time of the year as soon as you get rid of one you get another. I was ever so pleased to hear from you altho I know May is first & should be, but don't forget your mother. I can hear from May how you are nearly every day, but your mother may be hurt if she doesn't hear. Excuse the short note I'm waiting for A. getting up as usual. Oh this staying in bed in the morning, it does annoy me. I could shake him because every morning it's the same. I will say cheerio for now, hoping to see you Sat all being well. All the best from all of us , hope you're well.

Yours very Sincerely,

J. Cooper. X X X X X



A. is Arthur, who is an invalid as a result of a traffic accident. May's mother looks after him, in return for the use of the bungalow “Fernleigh”.