5. Laid to rest

Letter to Maurice O’Connor, 9 October 1944

Waller’s Rd
9th Oct 44.

Dear Maurice
We have just received your airgraph of the 11-9-44. Pleased to hear you are well also that you got the pull over. Can’t make out what has happened to the cake.

So you met Jim Edwards. Kind regards to him also. We saw in the paper the other day where Irene had twins so Jim will be hearing about them next.

Ron Holst was not flying last we heard he was making roads. I don’t know where but it is a very cold place. We heard the other day that Murray [Adlington] would be coming home but don’t know how much truth is in it. George is not saying anything about camp now. He said he wanted to go in for pigs properly (crop about 20 acres) made it all up on paper tonight I tell you he’s going to be wealthy chap. Molly wants to come home at the end of the year and finish at the Convent. They all like home best. She would have to bike to the Puni School & catch the bus there untill she is 15. Then I suppose she will be getting a job at least I hope so

Johny Macguire is still working at the same place he asked for your address so must be going to write to you. George & Eda got your letter. I hear they have a farm at Waipipi. Mabel Stevenson’s engagement was in the paper to young McMurtrie. Stevenson has bought a big home over looking the Race Course at Pukekohe. I think it is somewhere near Jim Reidy. Dad wrote a letter it will be arriving one of these days he will be thrilled to get an answer. His leg doesn’t get any better. Well I can’t make up anymore news this time so will say Au Revoir With love from all Mum.