Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Reasons for absence

For anyone wondering why there is such a long gap between postings at this point, I should explain that there are in fact no letters for the months of May and June, 1945 - indeed, none until mid-July. As I am trying to post them at more or less the date on which they were written, none will appear until 19 July. I suspect that the gap was created by (a) Margaret Findlay's holidays in Fintry, at the manse where Dan Findlay's uncle, the Revd Dan Gerrard, lived - the kind of house where, if I can remember it rightly, anything might cheerfully get lost - (b) Dan Findlay's hospitalization in Essex as a result of recurring sciatica and (c) the leave to which he had been looking forward.