18th December 1918

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18th December 1918: Things are looking up for Adela – post from Edgar, some Christmas treats lined up with friends – and a new hat! Her future employment is secure – if she has no more near misses with the … Continued

17th December 1918

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17th December 1918: Edgar’s letters are also a source of amusement for Adela’s fellow boarders – they notice how happy she is when the post has arrived. Tea with Daisy, Maggie and the Mater at Waring and Gillows. More Christmas … Continued

16th December 1918

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16th December 1918: No letter from Edgar today – the post is back to its old tricks. Adela’s brother in law caught flu when home on leave and now doesn’t need to go back to France for another month: “Some … Continued

15th December 1918

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15th December 1918: The postal service has improved and Adela now has two letters from Edgar, plus his Christmas present has arrived in France safely. Adela is finding it hard to chose presents for other people, as they give her … Continued

13th December 1918

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13th December 1918: Adela is feeling really low tonight – the fact that Edgar won’t be home for Christmas is taking it’s toll on her health and she has a fainting spell at work. She doesn’t relish the idea of … Continued

11th December 1918

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11th December 1918: Edgar isn’t very pleased with life at the moment – presumably he has broken the news to Adela that he can’t get Christmas leave. Meanwhile his birthday present from Adela has gone to the wrong Reception Camp … Continued

10th December 1918

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10th December 1918: No letter from Edgar tonight and still no news from brother Herbert. Adela hopes Edgar will have cheered up a bit by the time she gets his next letter, and is touched to receive a sweet letter … Continued

9th December 1918

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9th December 1918: Adela’s work friend, Coonie, is stopping over at Howitt Road and the girls have been dressmaking together – unsuccessfully. Adela finds it quite a challenge sharing with Coonie, as she will flap the bedclothes!! No news yet … Continued

8th December 1918

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8th December 1918: It would seem Adela’s sense of humour has been misunderstood by a distracted Edgar – and she proposes to make unique reparations! A family gathering at the Grove, and Daisy has rallied enough to consider leaving her … Continued

6th December 1918

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6th December 1918: A dull start to the weekend for Adela as there are no letters from Edgar again. Friend Coonie is staying with her at the Howitt Road boarding house and they have been to No3 to sit with … Continued

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