Hello Darling -,
Was very happy to ...........
get your two letters of the .......
and know that at long last........(you)
are on your way. It will...(be nice)
to have a few days leave in....(England)
before coming back. I wish that I could have gone there and enjoyed those days with you however we will surely be together soon.
I went down to do my week end shopping this morning and as usual went to the P.O. first and after reading your letters I was so excited I forgot what
I had gone down for, so will have to go again later. I phoned out to the farm to tell Leon, he and Gord were drawing in grain. You mentioned phoning from
Toronto, It will be great to talk to you, but I will be notified before you land that you are on your way, and I believe that the next of kin is also told when the
troop trains are expected
at the Military District, and of course the lists are given in the papers, so
if you don't phone, I will know anyway.
I love you so sweetheart, and can hardly believe even now, that after almost 4 years of worry, and waiting, that I am going to see you soon. I want to get this
out on the afternoon
mail so it will reach Toronto this evening and I won't write again until I hear
Give my love to your Mother and all the family.
You asked what I would like you to bring from Eng. any gift you bring the boys and I would love but it's you that we want to see.
I went to the show last night. I hope there will be some good pictures to see when you come home.
All my Love
Your Loving Wife
The letter was addressed to A31056 Sgt Carter, Surrey, England
from his wife Mrs L Carter
Post Stamped Aug 20, 1945
I've had this letter for a five years now. Every once in awhile I will come across it in my own accumulation of stuff, and read it again to remind myself of what is
Sometimes life's treasures aren't the rare stamp or coin.
Lest We Forget