Sunday, July 5, 2020

Found Letters from 1944: Frank and Ray and Johny

My daughter just found an old tin in the back of a cupboard. I have no idea where I got it, but it has two photos and two letters:

Frank and Ray? or Johny?

Both letters are addressed to Mr. F.  Krizoski / Kresky / Krizusiki, Kitchener, Ontario, with a King George VI, 4 cent stamp:

July 12, 1944 - From: Mr. Peter R. Albert, Box 107, Blind River, Ontario

Well hello Frank,
     I trust you thought I had forgotten you by now. But know I was just waiting to see what was what. Well, Frank, old boy, are things ever hot now. They're really hard on  me. but that's all right. We don't mind them being hard on us as long as they get us.
     Well, Frank, I haven't got much to say except that I got your card and was very glad to hear from you. Oh, yes, you were telling me that you were having a real good time. I sure hope that it keeps up. As for myself, it wouldn't have been much better for I really enjoy the time I was here so far.
     Well, Frank, here is saying so long and goodbye 'til I hear from you. Expecting an answer soon.

Dec. 6, 1944 - From Mr. J. Sterjuk, Box 1147, Port Colborne, Ontario

Dear Frank,
     I am just writing you a few lines letting you know that I am well and back at home. I thought I'd write to you a few lines to see if you're discharged from the army yet or not. I hope you got your discharge; you certainly waited for it a long time. If you got it, write to me if it isn't much trouble for you.
     I am working in the Nickel Plant right now, and my wages are fine. I am working always on days,  so if you drop down here some time, I'll be home and will be glad to see you again. Did you see Durbecker yet? He should be out by now. Well the time certainly is flying by fast, and Christmas will be here soon, and I hope you enjoy yourself this time at home. Well there isn't very much more to write in my first letter, so I'll close now and hope you'll write soon to me. So good luck 'til then.
     Your old friend, Johny
     P.S. Please write soon.

If you know any of the families, let me know!


The Disaffected Lib said...

Marie, when I saw the second photo I had a sense it was Camp Borden. That was an air force base so why the tanks? I looked into it and it turns out that a tank school was set up at Borden in 1938. The vehicles are hardly tanks at all, light tanks, of the sort best suited to training. So I'm sticking with my guess. That's Camp Borden, 1938 - 1942ish.

Marie Snyder said...

Thanks, Mound!