the second one global conflict have been below manner for a yr whilst Marie and John Williamson welcomed English brothers to affix them and their kids of their small condo in north Toronto in the course of the clash. Marie wrote over a hundred and fifty letters to the men’ mom, Margaret Sharp, imagining that she can make Margaret believe she used to be nonetheless along with her kids. She shepherded the lads via schooling judgements and health problems, eased them right into a unusual new lifestyles, and had fun once they embraced strange wintry weather activities. The letters brim with element approximately relations vacation trips, the monetary implications of a longer kin, their involvement of their church, and the video games and actions that stored them occupied. Marie’s letters replicate the lives and issues of a specific relatives in Toronto, yet additionally they demonstrate a portrait of what was once then Canada’s second-largest urban in the course of wartime.
The creation is via Mary F. Williamson, Marie’s daughter, and Tom Sharp, Margaret’s youngest son. The e-book contains a foreword by way of Jonathan Vance that places the letters in ancient context.
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