Today's theme - Communication
Grandad was a taciturn labourer, He never spoke about the war and would never have put into words the sentiments expressed (in French) in the cards he sent to his wife Alice.
Dear Alice, received your letter allright. I have landed back at the Butt and am in the pink. I have had a letter from Jennie and am glad you have word of Tom. You loving husband, Billy xxx. [7 February 1918]
Below, a postcard to my mother, Kathleen. The postmark is September 2nd 1917, and her 9th birthdqy was on September 8th. Written in feint pencil, it is a rather difficult to deciphe.