Deborah Florence Glassford Letters and Memorabilia
Letters written to Deborah Florence (Leighton) Glassford of Vancouver by men serving overseas, including some cards, programs and memorabilia. Learn more.
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This address will find me quicker than the other. Either alright though.
Instructional Staff Canadian Military School Shorncliffe 30 Sept 1916
My dearest old Dodie,
Thanks ever so much for your letter of 26 Aug, & also for the sympathy extended to me for my continued sojourn in England. It is not for any sin ( for I haven't committed any though it may be a sin of omission) or fore "sight" as you suggest, but simply as your account - you are the cause of it all - Providence in her wonderful way , is thus preserving me from all harm, that I may return in her own good time, & become your most faithful spouse. What ho! You are a lucky gal.
Why, your silly old ass, don't you realize that this "very wonderful palmist" is perfectly correct. I - the aforesaid future & faithful spouse - will really be at the head of a great institution viz "The British Army" , what? I'm just waiting for all those over there, who are senior to me, to get killed off, & then I stroll over as Commander-in-Chief of the British Armies. I suppose that is good example for you, eh? In any case, however, I wrote? that you will still flirt with me on my return. I like the "still" for you always refused to flirt with me, notwithstanding my broad hints, & of course I shall return with my pockets lined with gold, but you'll have a devil of a fight to get a "look in" even with such a Croesus as I shall be, let alone my many decorations, titles & all that sort of thing, dont you [?]. With such a dearth of
BC Archives, MS-0089, Box 1, File 4 GLASSFORD, Deborah Florence (Leighton). Vancouver Correspondence inward, 1916.