This little journal page was for a group called Journal52 and the prompt for the week was love letters.
His name was Gerald and he returned from the war a year later.During the war he met many Canadians. Impressed by their stories of a new and promising land, he decided he wanted to start a new life in Canada. He promised to retrn and marry Gladys as soon as he had a job. Months later news reached Gladys through his family that he had committed suicide. Gerald was an artist, a tender kind hearted man. All wounds and pain are not visible.
Gladys married Bert Smith in 1925. They adopted me in 1945. I am forever indebted to this man i never knew. Who knows what my life might have been life without this kind and loving couple.
Bert Smith 1925, engagement photo
it is hard to read, we are not used to this kind of script!
this is the reverse side of the letter. it would have had to go through censors to make sure there were no references to location or secret codes or to insure enemy would not know where they were.