Vietnam Letters #60

Postmark 26th June, 1970

James Street
Berridale
N.S.W. 2628

(Wed) 24-6-70

My Darling Jock,

How are you my Dearest? I love you so very much Darling & I always will, my love grows stronger for you all the time. I hope you enjoyed yourself & made the most of your day & night at the R&C centre.

I called in at Barbara’s this morning to see if she would be going to town this week, & if she could pick up John’s shoes at the Bootmaker. Her mother s going in on Friday & she may even go with her, but anyway she will ask her mother to get them for me, if she doesn’t go herself. Both she & Sandy have been pretty sick with a cold this week, Sandy hasn’t been to work this week. Sandy sold his old truck at Bert’s sale the other day & got $300 for it.

I called up to see how your mother was this morning & her leg is still paining a lot & she is still in bed. Bert turned up there last night for tea, & Father asked him where he had been & he said he was down at Allawah doing some work, but I had seen him in Cooma on Monday, then this morning he went up there for breakfast & then left to go to Dalgety.

I bought the Cooma paper yesterday with the bit in it about you being home on R&R, but I forgot to put it in the letter I wrote last night, but I will put it in this one.

Well I must close now Darling as it s now 25 to 12, as I have been doing some mending to-night & I’d better finish up & get to bed. You have all my love forever my love.

May God Bless & Protect you,

Your Everloving Wife,

Sandra.

xxxxxxxxx

Postmark 26th June, 1970

James Street
Berridale
N.S.W. 2628

(Thurs) 25-6-70

My Dearest Jock,

Well June is coming to an end, another month over & done with, & I hope it isn’t too many months before you are home again Darling.

I lost my copper ring a couple of weeks ago. I don’t know how or when, I just discovered that it was missing from my finger, I had no idea where I could have lost it. But to-day I got a big shifting spaner & took the S-bend off the bathroom hand basin to see if it was there but all I found was a big mess of hair & rubbish & a comb which the boys must have pushed down there sometime (Brian probably). I tried to take the S-bends off the laundry & sink, but I couldn’t get them to budge. For sometime now the bathroom hand basin has been blocking up & I have used the plunger & it would be alright for a while & then it would block up again, but apparently the comb was the cause of that.

I have been feeling quite tired & runĀ  down lately & so I have been taking that Vitamin Tonic tat you bought at Jindabyne a couple of years ago (when we were at “Rondavue”) So it may do me some good, I hope. Well my Darling I must close now & get ready for bed. You have all my love & thoughts always Honey,

God Bless you,

Yours Forever,

Sandra xxxx

Postmark 27th June, 1970

James Street
Berridale
N.S.W. 2628

(Fri) 26-6-70

My Dearest Jock,

I was so thrilled to receive your letter to-day Honey, I have been watching for the mail the last few days, expecting to get a letter from you, but I thought that you must have celebrated a little too much on R&C & was unable to write, & apparently I guessed right. But don’t feel guilty about it Honey as you had every reason to celebrate & to enjoy yourself & let yourself go just for one day, & I’m pleased you did, except that the after effects aren’t the best.

Well congratulations Corpral. I was really pleased to hear the good news, I guess it will take you a while to get used to the idea. I hope you don’t let the extra responsibility worry you too much, I’m sure you will do your job well, & besides it isn’t exactly new to you as you have been in charge of your section before although you were still Private then, but it will be still the same as it was then except that you are now Corpral. Your Father asked me to extend his congratulations to you, for him. I think he is very proud of you, as I am too. Your mother has been up the last couple of days & her leg is still paining as much as before, but the swelling has gone down, we have all being trying to get her to stay in bed a bit longer, but she won’t although she has been taking it easy & sitting in the chair most of the time.

Barbara picked John’s shoes up at the Bootmaker’s to-day & he did a really good job of them.

We took are card & a lace hanky down to Nancy to-day, for me to do for her, but all she would let me do were 4 items of clothing. But on Monday I will go up & strip the bed & bring the sheets & towels & what ever else I can find & bring them down & wash them, no matter what she says.

Last night I dreamt that you tried to get out of the Army & you couldn’t & we were on the run all the time, you went A.W.L. and we spent most of our time on trains & we couldn’t stop in one place for more than a day at a time.

I love you very much my Darling& am missing you terribly but I guess there are many other wives in the same posission as me, & I will just have to wait & hope that it isn’t too long before you’re home again.

Bye for now my love, & may God Bless & Protect you,

Yours Forever,

Sandra xxxxxxx

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