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In Stephen King’s fantastic book on writing, On Writing, which I read in one sitting I was enjoying it so much, he said one thing that has always irked me. 436 more words

Writing Musations

The Royal Berkshire Yeomanry in Norfolk

Following on from the recent post tracing the military history of Louis Beard we’ve been in touch with Andrew French who is the hon. curator at the… 590 more words

Local Collections

PAT Day this Friday, 3/20!

Subject: PAT Day this Friday, 3/20!

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I am sure that you have heard by now from your son or daughter, the exciting news – that our 3rd graders have earned their second PAT Day. 168 more words

Parent/Guardian Communication

July 10th, 1943

July 10th, 1943

Hello Dad –

I got your letter today so here goes I will try to answer it. Glad to hear you’re okay. I’m in the same way, if you send me anything make it cigs or cookies. 210 more words

Canadian War History

July 1st, 1943

July 1st, 1943

Dear Mom + Dad,

Well mom I’m getting behind in my mail to you but I have no stamps or money so could you send me a bit and if you do could you send it by mail with your letter because the other way I have to go down to Halifax. 131 more words

Canadian War History

John's Tragedy (Part 2 from Kathleen's Memoirs) update to follow

Daddy caught the train for New Orleans to see John as soon as we got the letter with his tragic news, not knowing what in what state he’d find John. 357 more words