What’s Mum’s Suitcase?

After my dad died in 2010, my sister was clearing out his house – the house we grew up in – and found a small suitcase in the loft. The case was full of stuff that Mum, who died in 1999, had saved, but had never mentioned. Letters, cards, postcards, photos, programmes from shows, even things like dry cleaning receipts from when she lived in America in the early sixties. I’m scanning it all in and posting it here.

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Postcards from Canada: 8/9/66 – 14/9/66

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8 September 1966

Hi. The visit with the L’pool people last Sun went off very well. In fact, we visited them again last night. I’ll tell you in more detail when I get around to writing a letter. We got a reply from IPR, it looks as if our trunks are in Montreal, so they’re going to have them sent on to us. Harry […] made up about Mike […] you should be able to throw all of your pills away soon. We are going bowling tonight. I’ll definitely write a letter tomorrow.

Love M & H

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Grand Staircase, Legislative Building, Winnipeg

Hi All. Long time no hear. I hope you’re all ok. Today is my day off, so I’m going to the Launderette, the supermarket and the Library. It’s a gorgeous day, I should really go swimming, but I guess I’d better […]. Last Sunday we took some photos of downtown Winnipeg. We’ve almost finished the roll so we will be sending it soon. I know it must be a fortnight or more since I heard from you, so please write soon.

Love Mo & Harry

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