Category: Week 11: 15th – 19th March 1961

19th March 1961

Hello darling,

The family have just gone out and I’m well supplied with cigarettes so I’m sitting down to a nice peaceful evening alone. 

Thought for today:  if love is blind how do you account for the cosmetic industry.

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19th March 1961

Darling,

 Am writing this on a quite Sunday morning in dear old Akrotiri.  The fact that it is quiet is due to the ‘Sunday Morning Lie-in For Airman Association’ which has a membership of some two thousand airman every Sunday until about noon.  Only trouble is, your Alan hasn’t a clue what to write about so, like always I’ll press on regardless.  Think you must agree this is a very original way to start a letter, but why worry, it’s Sunday.

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16th March 1961

Dear Aunt Mary,

 Please help me, I am desperate.  My daughter confided in me recently that she was in love and wished to marry.  Of course, I was delighted for I have always believed in child marriages (she is 37) but to my dismay I discovered that she had fallen in love with my grandfather.

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16th March 1961

My darling Alan,

I mustn’t stay up to all hours tonight writing cos I want to get up early tomorrow, so I’ve got an excuse if this letter is a short one.  Well, I don’t exactly want to get up early tomorrow but I thought I had better get in some practice for next week when I’m opening morning post and have got to be there by nine.

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