Prisoner of War Kriegsgefangen
I hope by now you are receiving my letters more regularly as it is very disappointing to both. I am not receiving your letters so regularly now & I only got one from Harold once in 3 months. I had a parcel of socks sent to me from a girl friend I knew at Hamilton they were on the road over six months & just came in nice time as the cold weather is coming in fast, they are hand knitted & nice & long. I have written to Mr. Ashworth to send me a pair of strong leather gloves as it is bitterly cold on the hands here in Winter. Well dearest I do hope this lot finishes this year. I am like a caged bird with clipped wings. I am just longing to see you again. I had a dream about you once. I don’t know if I told you before. I dreamt I was back home again and walking down your street when I saw a covered in vehicle coming along & you looked out if it & stared at me but as soon as you recognized me you turned your head the other way & left me staring after you. They say dreams go by opposites anyway I hope so in this case. Another time I dreamt I had returned home and went to your place. You took me to a big room & two other girls were there. I thought you then left me with these two girls & told me to tell them all my experiences but I was too shy to talk to them and when you came back you called me all sorts of names for not speaking. Well the next time I dream Iof home I hopw to wake up & find I am there. Goodbye dearest for the present. Yours ever Ozzie.
Kind regards to all.
Letters written by Oz Edwards to Myrtle McCoughtry before, during and after WWI. Gradually being transcribed by Katy Mutton. Generously shared by their granddaughter Pam Shugg and her family. The majority have remained unread for decades.