Monthly Archives: March 2022

I have been busy in the evenings digging and have not found time to send off your P.O. book until to-night. Mamma has been busy with housework, including ironing, etc. My patch of glebe is getting on well; also Mr. Ewen’s; the school allottment [sic] not so well… Stornoway, 19th April. 1918

In his short letter to Jean this week, Mr Gibson remarks on the school allotment and his ‘patch’ at the glebe, as well as an interesting mention of how much Lewis raised for the War Week Loan. The next in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on I have been busy in the evenings digging and have not found time to send off your P.O. book until to-night. Mamma has been busy with housework, including ironing, etc. My patch of glebe is getting on well; also Mr. Ewen’s; the school allottment [sic] not so well… Stornoway, 19th April. 1918

No better news these days from the war and yet in today’s paper Mr. Lloyd George is proclaiming himself as confident as not(?) and says General Foch is so too. I hope they are right… Stornoway, 18th April. 1918

Things have returned to normal in the Gibson household after Jean’s Easter visit. Mrs Gibson has been carrying on with the household chores and sorting the garden out, whilst Mr Gibson has been working in the manse garden. Mrs Gibson … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on No better news these days from the war and yet in today’s paper Mr. Lloyd George is proclaiming himself as confident as not(?) and says General Foch is so too. I hope they are right… Stornoway, 18th April. 1918

I have been out for a short march with the boys round by the poorhouse and home by Goathill Farm. It has been a beautiful day with spring in the air. Mamma’s crocuses – purple, white, & yellow – in the green of the lawn are wonderful. I don’t think I ever saw them finer… Stornoway, 14th March. 1918

In Mr Gibson’s short letter this week, he notes the presence of Spring in Stornoway and is looking forward to Jean’s upcoming Easter visit. Not to be outdone by Mrs Gibson and her Barrie drawing, Mr Gibson includes his own … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on I have been out for a short march with the boys round by the poorhouse and home by Goathill Farm. It has been a beautiful day with spring in the air. Mamma’s crocuses – purple, white, & yellow – in the green of the lawn are wonderful. I don’t think I ever saw them finer… Stornoway, 14th March. 1918