FROM MOIRA TO BILLY
PRISONER OF WAR POST (with 2 1/2d stamp)
2 October 1944, Leatherhead, Surrey
To: F/O W M Goodall, Prisoner Of War No 1939, Stalag Luft III.
From: Mrs K M Goodall, 37 Henrys Avenue, Woodford Green, Essex.
I wish we could jump a few months and make the time when we shall
be together again nearer - it seems such ages and yet we are
lucky in comparison with those boys who have been P's of W for
4 years. Wouldn't it be wonderful if you were home for Christmas
- can you imagine it ! I'm off on a 10 day Domestic Science Instructors
course at Manchester on Oct. 2 which may mean that in a short
while I may change my job. I would like a change too. Its now
over 2 years since I started this work and I'd like to think
I'd done something else to help the war effort. I've got your
parcel which should have gone on Sept. 10th all ready to send
- you will have heard that they are being held up just now. Dorothy
[Moira's youngest sister, Ed] is back from Canada, unfortunately
she didn't see John [John was Dorothy's boyfriend who was killed
on flying operations, Ed]. I was at a good dance last night and
met some of the first crowd of people I was with at Marks Tey
[near Chelmsford, Essex]. The dance was about 12 miles south
of here, four of us went and enjoyed it very much. Saw Rosalind
Russell in "The Beautiful Cheat" last week, it was
her usual style & good. Can you let me know of anything you
want collected in the way of clothes - or anything else - to
have ready for you when you come home. I've been thinking of
you a terrible lot recently.
my love Moira
The original of the above letter is in the care of the family.