WW II Letters To My Mother: January 15, 1946
1946 sees my father in Vancouver, Canada. He's given up any idea of a career in the military and must now try to find work along with the thousands who have been mustered out. When you hear of our Canadian military personnel receiving an injury in the line of duty, reflect on how that will change that young person's life.
Thank you for reading my father's letters to my mother. He was an ordinary person doing extraordinary things --- just like our modern troops today.
January 15, 1946 Shaughnessy Hospital, Vancouver, Canada
Hello Honey! how are you feeling today? I hope your headache is better at least.
I got admitted yesterday about 2:30 after a lot of waiting around. Then I got the cast cut and an x-ray taken.
This morning the M.O. came around and took the cast off entirely and started me on physiotherapy. I can only get treatment once a day though for awhile because they are so busy in there. They have more Sisters working now too but there are more men coming in all the time.
I'm staying in the Huts and just about every bed is occupied.
There were about 700 meals served at noon yesterday in the dining room and that's not counting the bed patients.
My arm feels funny since they took the cast off but I guess it will be alright in a few days.
I think I'll go down town on Thursday afternoon and see about your pen. The stores will be closed tomorrow.
I haven't done very much today except lay around on my bed. It's quite dull and cool here today. I suppose it will be raining soon.
Did you go to town today?
Well Darling it's nearly time to go for supper so I guess I'd better get washed.
Take good care of yourself Honey won't you? How is Joanie?
Bye bye Honey, Love Johnnie