This is so awesome. Letter from my Grandmothers Dad to my Grampa in England the day the war started. My Mom had just been born and my Grampa was in the Navy somewhere unknown. A letter of being brave and getting the task at hand done and family taking care of each other. ❤️❤️
Moms words: this is a scan of page 3 of a letter written in 1939 by my maternal grandfather, to my dad, who was serving in the Royal Navy, somewhere unknown, right at the start of World War 2. Written Sunday, September 3rd 1939. This is a treasure to me.
for anyone interested, will copy the contents of this page here, incase some might not have been able to read the scanned image:
“But the worst has come upon us, Jack and we are faced with a situation none of us can foresee the consequences. Still we shall all do our duty, come what may, danger and suffering will come upon us all so we must make up our minds to face it, and give our absolute support to those who carry the heaviest burdens and face the greatest dangers. We shall have you constantly in our thoughts Jack, my boy, and be sure of this – Joan will be safe wth us and will be looked after by Mum, you may be sure. So my boy, if unhappily, like many others, you are to be deprived of Joan and the little ones company, we pray it may not be for long. So I will close, wherever you are Jack, may you be spared to us all, and so I will close with Mums, Norah’s love, to which I join myself, So for the moment Goodnight Yours Dad.
(there’s a PS below this) I added a few commas, to make for easier reading.