Monthly Archives: May 2022

Today Rudland and some of the school-boys brought the “Naughty Lass” up to the back garden, opposite the kitchen window. Papa proposes getting her painted and ready for sea. We want to try the fishing and in any case it will be nice to be able to get afloat now and again. In the evenings I am too tired to go walking and this would be better. So you will get a chance of developing your muscle when you come home. Also Maud – tell her… Stornoway, 16th May. 1918

In her letter to Jean this week, Mrs Gibson talks of the “Naughty Lass”, a boat that the Gibson’s are aiming to re-paint and take out fishing, and another teacher has left the Nicolson this week too, amidst a flurry … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Today Rudland and some of the school-boys brought the “Naughty Lass” up to the back garden, opposite the kitchen window. Papa proposes getting her painted and ready for sea. We want to try the fishing and in any case it will be nice to be able to get afloat now and again. In the evenings I am too tired to go walking and this would be better. So you will get a chance of developing your muscle when you come home. Also Maud – tell her… Stornoway, 16th May. 1918

Did I tell you last week that Neil Macdonald (Fifth of 1914) the lad from Balallan who got the Mil. Cross about a year ago, was rumoured as having been killed. I am sorry to say it is officially confirmed. This morning also news came that Ian Macdonald, the younger of the C. E.’s sons, has been killed. People whose sons are out are having a time of great anxiety… Stornoway, 12th May. 1918

Spring is well under way in Stornoway this week, and Mr Gibson has much in the way of local news for Jean, particularly regarding his vegetable growing successes. Sadly, he also has some bad news concerning more local lads who … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Did I tell you last week that Neil Macdonald (Fifth of 1914) the lad from Balallan who got the Mil. Cross about a year ago, was rumoured as having been killed. I am sorry to say it is officially confirmed. This morning also news came that Ian Macdonald, the younger of the C. E.’s sons, has been killed. People whose sons are out are having a time of great anxiety… Stornoway, 12th May. 1918

W. J. Clarke came in and we then got away and went in to Miss Fraser’s. We had heard that she had been at our door one day when you were at home… Since then she has been seriously ill with a very bad heart attack, and Dr. Mackenzie in attendance… She is now up and about again but does not seem as far as we could judge to be much better than when she went to the country. Poor Miss Fraser! it is very sad to see her so unlike herself. Write her a nice letter one of these days when you are at leisure, and be watching the shops to see if there is any little thing you could send her… Stornoway, 9th May. 1918

Mrs Gibson writes to Jean this week with news regarding the ill-health of a local lady, the current state of rationing in the Gibson household and the promotion of a local lad to Major. The next in our series of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on W. J. Clarke came in and we then got away and went in to Miss Fraser’s. We had heard that she had been at our door one day when you were at home… Since then she has been seriously ill with a very bad heart attack, and Dr. Mackenzie in attendance… She is now up and about again but does not seem as far as we could judge to be much better than when she went to the country. Poor Miss Fraser! it is very sad to see her so unlike herself. Write her a nice letter one of these days when you are at leisure, and be watching the shops to see if there is any little thing you could send her… Stornoway, 9th May. 1918