Vietnam Letters #14

Postmark 24th January, 1970

25 Blacket St
Downer
ACT, 2602

My Darling Jock,

How are you Darling? Well I hope. I have been feeling much better lately. I went back to the Dr. yesterday and the results of the urine test showed that the infection has cleared up but there were some other wogs in the urine straight from the bladder, so I had to go into Civic this afternoon to Dr. Moran’s surgery to have that done. They had a little plastic bag with a tube on the end of it and they put the tube inside my bladder and filled the plastic bag. They said that Dr. Harris would have the results in about 3 days, but as today is Friday and there is a long weekend this weekend it could probably about Thursday before he could have the results.

Aunty Jean is coming tonight, she is bringing Ann over and then tomorrow Mum & Dad are taking her over to Young where John & Mary will meet them to take Ann home.

I have been trying to get a bit on the tape but I find it very awkward to talk on it, I can never think of anything to talk about. I tried to get Jeanette & Vernon to say a few words to you on it today but I think they were a bit shy of it too. They came this morning at about 9.30 & they left after lunch, they took Chris & Jim home.

I received the letter from your mother the other day, she also sent me some other mail that she had been keeping for me, as she was expecting me back by now, but when she received my letter to say I would be staying longer she sent them on to me. There was a bill from Shedden and from Bartell & a cheque book & also a newspaper from the Army. It is called Australian Army the soldier’s newspaper. Do you get it over there? If not I will send it on to you. But I suppose you would get it. I will send you the photos but will keep the negatives as I may get some done of them. Have you received the other photos yet? Two of the photos on the film that you sent over didn’t come out at all.

Well I must finish up now as tea is nearly ready & I want to post this letter before tea. Please don’t forget that I love you Darling and will wait faithfully for your return. I shall love you forever my Dearest.

Yours Always,

Sandra.

xxxxx

Postmark 27th January, 1970

25 Blacket St
Downer
ACT, 2602

(Sun) 25-1-70

My Dearest Jock,

How are you Darling? Well I hope. Sorry I haven’t written for the last couple of days, but I have been sick again, I was starting to feel better after I had been resting a good bit, but then when I felt better I started to do a bit more and so now I am worse again. It seems that rest is what I need all the time, whether I am feeling better or not. I didn’t feel well enough to go over to Mass this morning and I thought I would go to 5 o’clock this afternoon, but I still wasn’t feeling up to¬† it so I didn’t get there at all.

Mum, Dad, Aunty Jean & Anne left yesterday morning at about 10 o’clock to go to young to meet John & Mary. They said that they would be home either today or tomorrow & I have been hoping that they would come today, but it is now 9.30P.M. & they haven’t arrived.

I have been a bit worried about you as I haven’t heard from you since you left to go to Vung Jau. But I hope you are alright, as I couldn’t bear anything to happen to you my Darling, as you are all I live for, without you I just wouldn’t want to go on.

Auntie Zerephy gave us a big bag of clothes to go through and what we didn’t want, to give to May O’Sullivan for her shop. They were clothes that had been left at the Motel & some of her old clothes. I got a boys flannelette shirt and a pair of boys pyjama trousers, both of them seem almost brand new, they are a bit big for our fellows yet but they will keep, and I also got a nice new blouse and a nice jjumper, which I think I look very sexy in, I will save it for when you come home as you are the only one I want to look sexy for.

Yesterday and today have been quite hot and both mornings I have let the boys play under the sprinkler. They have a wonderful time although Brian is a bit wary of it and only runs around the outside of it so that he only gets a coulple of specks of water on him. They like to fill the plastic buckets with water and then sit in them and they also enjoy filling the wheelbarrow with water and one boy sits in it and pretends to have a bath. I sat out on the back patio and watched them this morning and I have got a bit of colour on my legs, they are now an off white instead of lily white. It is raining here now, it started blowing like mad at about 5 this afternoon and then at about 5.30 the rain started to pour down, and it is still raining but not quite as heavy.

I have just been talking on the tape recorder for a while, I find it very difficult to talk on it as I get stuck for words and can’t think of anything to say. It seems to be taking ages to fill the tape as there is a full hours talking to fill both sides of the tape. I should have a smaller tape. I suppose it won’t be long and I will be able to write Corporal Jamieson on your letters. How are you going with the course?

Well my Darling I must close now and straighten up the place a bit before I go to bed. I love you Jock and always will, nothing could ever change my feelings for you my Dearest.

Hoping to hear from you soon,

All my love forever,

Sandra,

xxxxxx

Postmark 27th January, 1970

25 Blacket St
Downer
ACT, 2602

(Tues) 27-1-70

My Darling Jock,

I was so pleased to receive two letters form you a while ago Darling, as it is 8 days since I have heard from you, and was beginning to worry, but I was pleased to hear that it was only because you have been busy, that I haven’t heard from you, and nothing was wrong. I hope you have received the photos of the boys and I that I sent. When I sent them the girl at the post-office asked me if I wanted them sent Air-mail or Ordinary post and she said that even the Ordinary ones usually go by Air-mail and so I sent them by Ordinary Mail. But I was sorry later that I didn’t pay the extra and send them by Air-mail to be sure that you wouldn’t have to wait for them.

Mum and Dad arrived home from Young yesterday at about 4 o’clock and tonight they are going over to Bungendore to see some slides that Aunty Zerephy’s visitors have got from their trip around the world.

I dreampt the other night that you and another fellow (the fellow in one of the photos that you sent back to be developed the fellow that is lying on his bed reading a book) came home after being there only 2 months, I don’t know why you were sent home and you couldn’t understand it either. It would be good if it came true. Why have they been shifting you into a different platoon all the time?

I was thinking this morning after I woke up about the times when you and I have slept in a single bed together. Remember when we used to sneak into bed together at Kerlewis and at Timberry Range and on the lounge at your Mother’s place? And we also slept in a single bed on our Honeymoon at Hornsby. Just thinking about our times together of making love made me just ache to have you with me so that we could make love and enjoy one and other to the fullest. I love you my Darling and just long for the day when we are together again, when you get your R&R leave it will be wonderful in one way but just rotten in another way as it will be so hard for us to part again after just a short time together. In a way I am not looking forward to it at all, what I am looking forward to is your return for good.

Well I must close now my love, hoping this finds you well and not too lonely.

Yours forever,

Sandra.

xxxxxx

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