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[upper left image]

                       3

clock I was winding so

I left it to be fixed

and I will send it to

you as soon as ever I

can. do not be angry

with me. for you might

think I did not want to

send it to you. Dear Jack

I had a letter from Verna

she tells me the Boy is

discharged , she is coming

down soon every letter

I get from her she asks

for her Brother Jack

I am glad to tell you

Lom Mollie and Peg

are doing grand.

[next page]

            2

cause of I not being too

well. but I am as

happy as Larry now

when I know you are

alright. and not in

the hard fighting that

is going on now. thank

God for that. I wish

it was over. I shall

be delighted when I have

you home again. Well

Dear Jack. I was sending

you the Watch and I 

went to wind it and

Broke the Spring. Lom

was mad with me and

asked me was it the

[/upper left image]

[lower left image]

one is for your Mother

I must give it to her.

Well Dear Jack there is

terrible Sickness in the

Town. called the Flue.

the Poor Girls were

collapsing at their work

they had to close down

the Mills but thank

God there are no Deaths

here it is awful in 

other Parts of Ireland

Poor Verna was bad

with it in Dublin

she is much Better

now.

[next page]

Well Dear I see you

have Sent me 4 Pound

to buy a Dress. I did

not receive it as yet.

I may get it next week

I shall let you know

as soon as I do , you

are very good. you

tell me I have a fine

leg of you, roll on

until you come home

I shall be pulling

your two, I got your

P.Cards you sent

they are lovely

[/lower left image]

[upper right image]

woman. I wrote to you

yesterday, I told you

Verna was coming down

next month there are

a couple more deaths

from the Flu Since

Sunday. God take care

of us. Well my Dear

I have not much to tell

you until I hear from

you again. So  I will

close with the very

best of Love to you

           I remain Your

        ever Loving Wife

            Maggie

         xxxxxxxxxxxxxx 

                 xxxxxxxxxx

I hope it wont be long until

I get a couple of those

[/upper right image]

[lower right image]

lasting a long time it

would be well for every

one it was over. I was

speaking to Earleys Sisher

She doe not know his

address so write to him

well Jack. you tell me it

was a good job you

were not at home. over

that letter you would

give me a smack in

the jaw I dont think

you would, no one

ever give me that

[next page]

we are having very bad

weather here at present

I washed blankets last

week and did not get

them. dry yet. raining

every day this three

weeks. and the nights

gets very cold I think

we are in for a hard

winter , Well Dear I am

glad to hear your time

is getting short for Leave

I shall be delighted to

see you. this war is

[/lower right image]

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[upper left image]

                       3

clock I was winding so

I left it to be fixed

and I will send it to

you as soon as ever I

can. do not be angry

with me. for you might

think I did not want to

send it to you. Dear Jack

I had a letter from Verna

she tells me the Boy is

discharged , she is coming

down soon every letter

I get from her she asks

for her Brother Jack

I am glad to tell you

Lom Mollie and Peg

are doing grand.

[next page]

            2

cause of I not being too

well. but I am as

happy as Larry now

when I know you are

alright. and not in

the hard fighting that

is going on now. thank

God for that. I wish

it was over. I shall

be delighted when I have

you home again. Well

Dear Jack. I was sending

you the Watch and I 

went to wind it and

Broke the Spring. Lom

was mad with me and

asked me was it the

[/upper left image]

[lower left image]

one is for your Mother

I must give it to her.

Well Dear Jack there is

terrible Sickness in the

Town. called the Flue.

the Poor Girls were

collapsing at their work

they had to close down

the Mills but thank

God there are no Deaths

here it is awful in 

other Parts of Ireland

Poor Verna was bad

with it in Dublin

she is much Better

now.

[next page]

Well Dear I see you

have Sent me 4 Pound

to buy a Dress. I did

not receive it as yet.

I may get it next week

I shall let you know

as soon as I do , you

are very good. you

tell me I have a fine

leg of you, roll on

until you come home

I shall be pulling

your two, I got your

P.Cards you sent

they are lovely

[/lower left image]

[upper right image]

woman. I wrote to you

yesterday, I told you

Verna was coming down

next month there are

a couple more deaths

from the Flu Since

Sunday. God take care

of us. Well my Dear

I have not much to tell

you until I hear from

you again. So  I will

close with the very

best of Love to you

           I remain Your

        ever Loving Wife

            Maggie

         xxxxxxxxxxxxxx 

                 xxxxxxxxxx

I hope it wont be long until

I get a couple of those

[/upper right image]

[lower right image]

lasting a long time it

would be well for every

one it was over. I was

speaking to Earleys Sisher

She doe not know his

address so write to him

well Jack. you tell me it

was a good job you

were not at home. over

that letter you would

give me a smack in

the jaw I dont think

you would, no one

ever give me that

[next page]

we are having very bad

weather here at present

I washed blankets last

week and did not get

them. dry yet. raining

every day this three

weeks. and the nights

gets very cold I think

we are in for a hard

winter , Well Dear I am

glad to hear your time

is getting short for Leave

I shall be delighted to

see you. this war is

[/lower right image]


Transcription history
  • February 12, 2018 18:52:29 Annick Rodriguez

    [upper left image]

                           3

    clock I was winding so

    I left it to be fixed

    and I will send it to

    you as soon as ever I

    can. do not be angry

    with me. for you might

    think I did not want to

    send it to you. Dear Jack

    I had a letter from Verna

    she tells me the Boy is

    discharged , she is coming

    down soon every letter

    I get from her she asks

    for her Brother Jack

    I am glad to tell you

    Lom Mollie and Peg

    are doing grand.

    [next page]

                2

    cause of I not being too

    well. but I am as

    happy as Larry now

    when I know you are

    alright. and not in

    the hard fighting that

    is going on now. thank

    God for that. I wish

    it was over. I shall

    be delighted when I have

    you home again. Well

    Dear Jack. I was sending

    you the Watch and I 

    went to wind it and

    Broke the Spring. Lom

    was mad with me and

    asked me was it the

    [/upper left image]

    [lower left image]

    one is for your Mother

    I must give it to her.

    Well Dear Jack there is

    terrible Sickness in the

    Town. called the Flue.

    the Poor Girls were

    collapsing at their work

    they had to close down

    the Mills but thank

    God there are no Deaths

    here it is awful in 

    other Parts of Ireland

    Poor Verna was bad

    with it in Dublin

    she is much Better

    now.

    [next page]

    Well Dear I see you

    have Sent me 4 Pound

    to buy a Dress. I did

    not receive it as yet.

    I may get it next week

    I shall let you know

    as soon as I do , you

    are very good. you

    tell me I have a fine

    leg of you, roll on

    until you come home

    I shall be pulling

    your two, I got your

    P.Cards you sent

    they are lovely

    [/lower left image]

    [upper right image]

    woman. I wrote to you

    yesterday, I told you

    Verna was coming down

    next month there are

    a couple more deaths

    from the Flu Since

    Sunday. God take care

    of us. Well my Dear

    I have not much to tell

    you until I hear from

    you again. So  I will

    close with the very

    best of Love to you

               I remain Your

            ever Loving Wife

                Maggie

             xxxxxxxxxxxxxx 

                     xxxxxxxxxx

    I hope it wont be long until

    I get a couple of those

    [/upper right image]

    [lower right image]

    lasting a long time it

    would be well for every

    one it was over. I was

    speaking to Earleys Sisher

    She doe not know his

    address so write to him

    well Jack. you tell me it

    was a good job you

    were not at home. over

    that letter you would

    give me a smack in

    the jaw I dont think

    you would, no one

    ever give me that

    [next page]

    we are having very bad

    weather here at present

    I washed blankets last

    week and did not get

    them. dry yet. raining

    every day this three

    weeks. and the nights

    gets very cold I think

    we are in for a hard

    winter , Well Dear I am

    glad to hear your time

    is getting short for Leave

    I shall be delighted to

    see you. this war is

    [/lower right image]

  • February 12, 2018 18:51:43 Annick Rodriguez

    [upper left image]

                           3

    clock I was winding so

    I left it to be fixed

    and I will send it to

    you as soon as ever I

    can. do not be angry

    with me. for you might

    think I did not want to

    send it to you. Dear Jack

    I had a letter from Verna

    she tells me the Boy is

    discharged , she is coming

    down soon every letter

    I get from her she asks

    for her Brother Jack

    I am glad to tell you

    Lom Mollie and Peg

    are doing grand.

    [next page]

                2

    cause of I not being too

    well. but I am as

    happy as Larry now

    when I know you are

    alright. and not in

    the hard fighting that

    is going on now. thank

    God for that. I wish

    it was over. I shall

    be delighted when I have

    you home again. Well

    Dear Jack. I was sending

    you the Watch and I 

    went to wind it and

    Broke the Spring. Lom

    was mad with me and

    asked me was it the

    [/upper left image]

    [lower left image]

    one is for your Mother

    I must give it to her.

    Well Dear Jack there is

    terrible Sickness in the

    Town. called the Flue.

    the Poor Girls were

    collapsing at their work

    they had to close down

    the Mills but thank

    God there are no Deaths

    here it is awful in 

    other Parts of Ireland

    Poor Verna was bad

    with it in Dublin

    she is much Better

    now.

    [next page]

    Well Dear I see you

    have Sent me 4 Pound

    to buy a Dress. I did

    not receive it as yet.

    I may get it next week

    I shall let you know

    as soon as I do , you

    are very good. you

    tell me I have a fine

    leg of you, roll on

    until you come home

    I shall be pulling

    your two, I got your

    P.Cards you sent

    they are lovely

    [/lower left image]

    [upper right image]

    woman. I wrote to you

    yesterday, I told you

    Verna was coming down

    next month there are

    a couple more deaths

    from the Flu Since

    Sunday. God take care

    of us. Well my Dear

    I have not much to tell

    you until I hear from

    you again. So  I will

    close with the very

    best of Love to you

               I remain Your

            ever Loving Wife

                Maggie

             xxxxxxxxxxxxxx 

                     xxxxxxxxxx

    I hope it wont be long until

    I get a couple of those

    [/upper right image]

    [lower right image]

    lasting a long time it

    would be well for every

    one it was over. I was

    speaking to Earleys Sisher

    She doe not know his

    address so write to him

    well Jack. you tell me it

    was a good job you

    were not at home. over

    that letter you would

    give me a smack in

    the jaw I dont think

    you would, no one

    ever give me that

    [next page]

    we are having very bad

    weather here at present

    I washed blankets last

    week and did not get

    them. dry yet. raining

    every day this three

    weeks. and the nights

    gets very cold I think

    we are in for a hard

    winter , Well Dear I am

    glad to hear your time

    is getting short for Leave

    I shall be delighted to

    see you. this war is


  • February 12, 2018 18:48:19 Annick Rodriguez

    [upper left image]

                           3

    clock I was winding so

    I left it to be fixed

    and I will send it to

    you as soon as ever I

    can. do not be angry

    with me. for you might

    think I did not want to

    send it to you. Dear Jack

    I had a letter from Verna

    she tells me the Boy is

    discharged , she is coming

    down soon every letter

    I get from her she asks

    for her Brother Jack

    I am glad to tell you

    Lom Mollie and Peg

    are doing grand.

    [next page]

                2

    cause of I not being too

    well. but I am as

    happy as Larry now

    when I know you are

    alright. and not in

    the hard fighting that

    is going on now. thank

    God for that. I wish

    it was over. I shall

    be delighted when I have

    you home again. Well

    Dear Jack. I was sending

    you the Watch and I 

    went to wind it and

    Broke the Spring. Lom

    was mad with me and

    asked me was it the

    [/upper left image]

    [lower left image]

    one is for your Mother

    I must give it to her.

    Well Dear Jack there is

    terrible Sickness in the

    Town. called the Flue.

    the Poor Girls were

    collapsing at their work

    they had to close down

    the Mills but thank

    God there are no Deaths

    here it is awful in 

    other Parts of Ireland

    Poor Verna was bad

    with it in Dublin

    she is much Better

    now.

    [next page]

    Well Dear I see you

    have Sent me 4 Pound

    to buy a Dress. I did

    not receive it as yet.

    I may get it next week

    I shall let you know

    as soon as I do , you

    are very good. you

    tell me I have a fine

    leg of you, roll on

    until you come home

    I shall be pulling

    your two, I got your

    P.Cards you sent

    they are lovely

    [/lower left image]

    [upper right image]

    woman. I wrote to you

    yesterday, I told you

    Verna was coming down

    next month there are

    a couple more deaths

    from the Flu Since

    Sunday. God take care

    of us. Well my Dear

    I have not much to tell

    you until I hear from

    you again. So  I will

    close with the very

    best of Love to you

               I remain Your

            ever Loving Wife

                Maggie

             xxxxxxxxxxxxxx 

                     xxxxxxxxxx

    I hope it wont be long until

    I get a couple of those

    [/upper right image]

    [lower right image]

    lasting a long time it

    would be well for every

    one it was over. I was

    speaking to Earleys Sisher

    She doe not know his

    address so write to him

    well Jack. you tell me it

    was a good job you

    were not at home. over

    that letter you would

    give me a smack in

    the jaw I dont think

    you would, no one

    ever give me that




  • February 12, 2018 18:44:56 Annick Rodriguez

    [upper left image]

                           3

    clock I was winding so

    I left it to be fixed

    and I will send it to

    you as soon as ever I

    can. do not be angry

    with me. for you might

    think I did not want to

    send it to you. Dear Jack

    I had a letter from Verna

    she tells me the Boy is

    discharged , she is coming

    down soon every letter

    I get from her she asks

    for her Brother Jack

    I am glad to tell you

    Lom Mollie and Peg

    are doing grand.

    [next page]

                2

    cause of I not being too

    well. but I am as

    happy as Larry now

    when I know you are

    alright. and not in

    the hard fighting that

    is going on now. thank

    God for that. I wish

    it was over. I shall

    be delighted when I have

    you home again. Well

    Dear Jack. I was sending

    you the Watch and I 

    went to wind it and

    Broke the Spring. Lom

    was mad with me and

    asked me was it the

    [/upper left image]

    [lower left image]

    one is for your Mother

    I must give it to her.

    Well Dear Jack there is

    terrible Sickness in the

    Town. called the Flue.

    the Poor Girls were

    collapsing at their work

    they had to close down

    the Mills but thank

    God there are no Deaths

    here it is awful in 

    other Parts of Ireland

    Poor Verna was bad

    with it in Dublin

    she is much Better

    now.

    [next page]

    Well Dear I see you

    have Sent me 4 Pound

    to buy a Dress. I did

    not receive it as yet.

    I may get it next week

    I shall let you know

    as soon as I do , you

    are very good. you

    tell me I have a fine

    leg of you, roll on

    until you come home

    I shall be pulling

    your two, I got your

    P.Cards you sent

    they are lovely

    [/lower left image]

    [upper right image]

    woman. I wrote to you

    yesterday, I told you

    Verna was coming down

    next month there are

    a couple more deaths

    from the Flu Since

    Sunday. God take care

    of us. Well my Dear

    I have not much to tell

    you until I hear from

    you again. So  I will

    close with the very

    best of Love to you

               I remain Your

            ever Loving Wife

                Maggie

             xxxxxxxxxxxxxx 

                     xxxxxxxxxx

    I hope it wont be long until

    I get a couple of those

    [/upper right image]



  • February 12, 2018 18:14:35 Annick Rodriguez

    [upper left image]

                           3

    clock I was winding so

    I left it to be fixed

    and I will send it to

    you as soon as ever I

    can. do not be angry

    with me. for you might

    think I did not want to

    send it to you. Dear Jack

    I had a letter from Verna

    she tells me the Boy is

    discharged , she is coming

    down soon every letter

    I get from her she asks

    for her Brother Jack

    I am glad to tell you

    Lom Mollie and Peg

    are doing grand.

    [next page]

                2

    cause of I not being too

    well. but I am as

    happy as Larry now

    when I know you are

    alright. and not in

    the hard fighting that

    is going on now. thank

    God for that. I wish

    it was over. I shall

    be delighted when I have

    you home again. Well

    Dear Jack. I was sending

    you the Watch and I 

    went to wind it and

    Broke the Spring. Lom

    was mad with me and

    asked me was it the

    [/upper left image]

    [lower left image]

    one is for your Mother

    I must give it to her.

    Well Dear Jack there is

    terrible Sickness in the

    Town. called the Flue.

    the Poor Girls were

    collapsing at their work

    they had to close down

    the Mills but thank

    God there are no Deaths

    here it is awful in 

    other Parts of Ireland

    Poor Verna was bad

    with it in Dublin

    she is much Better

    now.

    [next page]

    Well Dear I see you

    have Sent me 4 Pound

    to buy a Dress. I did

    not receive it as yet.

    I may get it next week

    I shall let you know

    as soon as I do , you

    are very good. you

    tell me I have a fine

    leg of you, roll on

    until you come home

    I shall be pulling

    your two, I got your

    P.Cards you sent

    they are lovely

    [/lower left image]

    [upper right image]

    woman. I wrote to you

    yesterday, I told you

    Verna was coming down

    next month there are

    a couple more deaths

    from the Flu Since

    Sunday. God take care

    of us. Well my Dear

    I have not much to tell

    you until I hear from

    you again. So  I will

    close with the very

    best of Love to you

               I remain Your

            ever Loving Wife

                Maggie

             xxxxxxxxxxxxxx 

                     xxxxxxxxxx

    I hope it wont be long until

    I get a couple of those



  • February 12, 2018 18:13:15 Annick Rodriguez

    [upper left image]

                           3

    clock I was winding so

    I left it to be fixed

    and I will send it to

    you as soon as ever I

    can. do not be angry

    with me. for you might

    think I did not want to

    send it to you. Dear Jack

    I had a letter from Verna

    she tells me the Boy is

    discharged , she is coming

    down soon every letter

    I get from her she asks

    for her Brother Jack

    I am glad to tell you

    Lom Mollie and Peg

    are doing grand.

    [next page]

                2

    cause of I not being too

    well. but I am as

    happy as Larry now

    when I know you are

    alright. and not in

    the hard fighting that

    is going on now. thank

    God for that. I wish

    it was over. I shall

    be delighted when I have

    you home again. Well

    Dear Jack. I was sending

    you the Watch and I 

    went to wind it and

    Broke the Spring. Lom

    was mad with me and

    asked me was it the

    [/upper left image]

    [lower left image]

    one is for your Mother

    I must give it to her.

    Well Dear Jack there is

    terrible Sickness in the

    Town. called the Flue.

    the Poor Girls were

    collapsing at their work

    they had to close down

    the Mills but thank

    God there are no Deaths

    here it is awful in 

    other Parts of Ireland

    Poor Verna was bad

    with it in Dublin

    she is much Better

    now.

    [next page]

    Well Dear I see you

    have Sent me 4 Pound

    to buy a Dress. I did

    not receive it as yet.

    I may get it next week

    I shall let you know

    as soon as I do , you

    are very good. you

    tell me I have a fine

    leg of you, roll on

    until you come home

    I shall be pulling

    your two, I got your

    P.Cards you sent

    they are lovely

    [/lower left image]

    [upper right image]

    woman. I wrote to you

    yesterday, I told you

    Verna was coming down

    next month there are

    a couple more deaths

    from the Flu Since

    Sunday. God take care

    of us. Well my Dear

    I have not much to tell

    you until I hear from

    you again. So  I will

    close with the very

    best of Love to you



  • February 12, 2018 18:06:42 Annick Rodriguez

    [upper left image]

                           3

    clock I was winding so

    I left it to be fixed

    and I will send it to

    you as soon as ever I

    can. do not be angry

    with me. for you might

    think I did not want to

    send it to you. Dear Jack

    I had a letter from Verna

    she tells me the Boy is

    discharged , she is coming

    down soon every letter

    I get from her she asks

    for her Brother Jack

    I am glad to tell you

    Lom Mollie and Peg

    are doing grand.

    [next page]

                2

    cause of I not being too

    well. but I am as

    happy as Larry now

    when I know you are

    alright. and not in

    the hard fighting that

    is going on now. thank

    God for that. I wish

    it was over. I shall

    be delighted when I have

    you home again. Well

    Dear Jack. I was sending

    you the Watch and I 

    went to wind it and

    Broke the Spring. Lom

    was mad with me and

    asked me was it the

    [/upper left image]

    [lower left image]

    one is for your Mother

    I must give it to her.

    Well Dear Jack there is

    terrible Sickness in the

    Town. called the Flue.

    the Poor Girls were

    collapsing at their work

    they had to close down

    the Mills but thank

    God there are no Deaths

    here it is awful in 

    other Parts of Ireland

    Poor Verna was bad

    with it in Dublin

    she is much Better

    now.

    [next page]

    Well Dear I see you

    have Sent me 4 Pound

    to buy a Dress. I did

    not receive it as yet.

    I may get it next week

    I shall


  • February 12, 2018 16:40:34 Annick Rodriguez

    [upper left image]

                           3

    clock I was winding so

    I left it to be fixed

    and I will send it to

    you as soon as ever I

    can. do not be angry

    with me. for you might

    think I did not want to

    send it to you. Dear Jack

    I had a letter from Verna

    she tells me the Boy is

    discharged , she is coming

    down soon every letter

    I get from her she asks

    for her Brother Jack

    I am glad to tell you

    Lom Mollie and Peg

    are doing grand.

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    cause of I not being too

    well. but I am as

    happy as Larry now

    when I know you are

    alright. and not in

    the hard fighting that

    is going on now. thank

    God for that. I wish

    it was over. I shall

    be delighted when I have

    you home again. Well

    Dear Jack. I was sending

    you the Watch and I 

    went to wind it and

    Broke the Spring. Lom

    was mad with me and

    asked me was it the

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    one is for your Mother

    I must give it to her.

    Well Dear Jack there is

    terrible Sickness in the

    Town. called the Flue.

    the Poor Girls were

    collapsing at their work

    they had to close down


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    Source
    http://europeana1914-1918.eu/...
    Contributor
    Lilian Brayshaw
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    • Western Front

    • Gas Warfare
    • Prisoners of War
    • Trench Life



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