Sept. 25, 1942

Inspection by Post Master General of Canada. I was called to “A” Squadron from H.Q. to recite my little story about Dieppe. Tonight I am packing up things ready to send home with Cal when he leaves on Sunday. It is a lonely feeling to see him go and a homesick feeling as well, but I would be so selfish to spoil his joy with my homesickness that I will get busy and get over it.


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About Rob Alexander

I am a writer, photographer and historian and the author of The History of Canmore, published by Summerthought Publishing of Banff, AB.

2 responses to “Sept. 25, 1942”

  1. Rose says :

    He very seldom writes about feeling down in anyway. A very touching entry and reminds us of the everyday hardship of being far from home.

    • Rob Alexander says :

      Hi Rose,
      Great observation. He’s usually pretty positive about the whole thing – at least to this point where he’s been gone from home for well over a year. Even 40-somethings get homesick! It must have been a very lonely feeling to be there a year without knowing when – or if – he’d make it home. But as always, he just got on with it and got over it. Hard to imagine how though.

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