#15 Canadian Gen’l Hospital
8. Jan. 41.
Dear Ma & Junie;
Sending you herewith clippings of Elmer Belding’s letter. Is’nt he a dandy chap. I am writing him to-night.
Had another good day; My Adjutant brought me in some clothes to-day I may start getting up soon. I expect my convalescence is [...]
8. Jan. 41
This time it’s early in the morning 8.00 am here while you’re fast asleep at home 2.00 am. Now listening to the morning news and the good news of our Army knocking hell out of the Ginnies.
I sure like FDR’s speech. I guess he means it, [...]
7. Jan. 41
Got a good examination to-day. Condition clearing beautifully. Should be up sooner than expected. Had a very good night & day.
I am expecting to pick up FDR’s speech about 8.00 pm (i.e. 2.00 pm in NY
Hope it’s a good one.
Yet not mail from you.
Letter #5 to June
“ #6 to Ed
This one 6a ” Ma
Just received letter from Ed Jr dated dec. 4th. card from Mrs Blochs dated dec 12. letter from Albert dec. 10. and none from you nor Junie.
I guess you both are gone [...]
Ten pm. Saturday night; listening to some real sweet music from London. Had a very good day, no pains what so ever; Col Dupuis spent the afternoon with me, also plenty of the boys from Bordon called in.
Laurette L. sent me 1000 Can. Cigs just received them [...]
3 Jan 1941
Just finished my night supper, that consisted of soup & fruit and the cup of tea.
My doctor has just left. I am now faced with a gastrick condition, that he expect to clear for me during February. I am told not to worry about it. So that’s that.
My dear Ma & Junie;
You talk about cold weather, Switzerland has nothing on us here. I am laying in bed with two bed jackets, one sweater, and a bed coat, 3 blankets etc. So judge for yourself what the North Pole must be.
Emile Poirier spent the afternoon with [...]
Jan 2. 1941
My dear Ma & Junie;
Believe it or not, a cold wave has just strucked us. I am laying in bed, all covered with bed jackets, sweaters, woolen hat etc. They say I look like grand pa, I should worry I am comfortable.
Had a fairly good night, although [...]
#15 Can. Gen’l Hospital
January 1st, 1941
First letter of the year, to my sweetheart; how do you like that.
Up rather late, because the Padre was only coming at 7.30 am. Started the year right, had communion, and then breakfeast, and listened to wonderful music, all morning, while visitors dropped in [...]
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Welcome! This site posts the Second World War letters of Brigadier Edmond Blais to his wife Laurette. One letter will be posted every day, in chronological order. The letters begin with then-Major Blais' Atlantic crossing in December, 1939.
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