Letters between Malcolm William Keshan and Dorothy Williams, January-June 1944 - Part 7 of 14

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KRIECSCE FANGENENPOSI 37 Byrnce Stect. HIR MAIL NXIIO6T. BEKLEY. N.S.M. SGT. KESNAM, MN MUSTRALIR AUSTRALIAN PRISONER OF WARSYEE, 383 STRLRE 383. 8th March, 1944. CLRRANL. CODD Deavest Mac, Hullo there you who do you lave? Who did you say. - Ald was anyead by a name not I.H. then watch ous, for that same 34 will be nigh on your toil im Plane. How have you been danling Ge I wish you could walk night into my becssoi There, whole I am waiting this letter, and tell we with your own lips & (your aams) pist fow you really are. Chaw thats pachably a heek of a thing to say to you while youre way even there and unable to do A thing allont is but I get kinda lonely sweed, and have to say things as times. Thats cause I have you, cilly We had a beautiful days fishing, Mac, con Sunday last Unfentunately Icannas say we had an exciting doy as far as the fish are concerned, because the catch was very poso indeed. Te I caught two little wors which had to he thrown back1. Tnust ime! One just anawed, have frem wark - as usual seanned all the wasks + connens for your maie-but there was hose. O well Tguess I can's he hicky all the time. Hou has maie been cehing through with you Mac Tell me - sometimes Mas,
do you find that lven letters are not satisfying? I imeaor once, If a letter asawed - ch gish hew can Iexplain. Its simply because time goodon & oor & it gets longer & longer sene I saw you lass Roember that fuday night Mar. And how Geongsar and talked with you wael after I am I renember as if it were yesterday I geats I was mad tho. Fell like shaking him lever nan I sull taint him about it The family is going to the pictures to night, so Id better git a hustle In. Rabead Jayler + Vinios heigh are io Watereso Bridge - an sed revival, which I missed Say you maldor's by any cance like to be caming along sited you? t uch says he. O.H dig I susnt sub it ien. But you don't wand to come any more than I wand you to Mar. Geong is still staying with us having a wonderful time the tuo of them hoama &he Imean). Theye lucky sineer, he we are just waiting for our geod times to come - and I don's really thinks lit will be much longer, do you ? Eevenyane aske to be remembered to you - all send their regards Mac. Thiscaughs week I'm going ond to see your hrother & mayhe have a gained of lands with Your Dad. Be thinking of you hrae danling fept as I always am. So kep tha chen a mile hig + par smale. All by Love, Doasthy
& KRIECSEEFANCENEN POST. PRISONOR 1051 STDNE 28 2 Nx 4067 Epra Sat. Kesham, Mr. W. Gustralian Prissner of Wan 37/65. Malag 383, Yesaran 61 14 223
From Miss D. WILLIAMS, 37 Byines Pfect, BEXLEY. N.S.H. AUSTRREIR.
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that hall you were taking me to Daveing, I must have been a head Istring peason - I worder that you didn't shake are watel my paes rattled - bless you. hay and I wene to Ashfieed Theatre and saw tuo very good shows, also a stage show which was great I like may has this sucha bu baery person. I get into my lite fied; in the ream recond from the frgr and I lay lashing staaight and the window up as the stars. And I thought about you mas, and I mundered what you were doing and when you would be coning home, and just what it would be like who fou aid anawe nowe haw if you had been here and you aticl coued be since this ppar I could araybe get I pain of glaves from you Hew tell me you young fongabout Sap year ddaling! The tranber is you would pashably do ane fant of my gloves by taking un as my wood. Yend he mean enough waith Ol well, may be I wouldh's mind so way much a that But Iom not going to ask you unless you pasmise to kay no Guess Jansuedoit make a very succsifue god digg would I mai (say yes, and Ill go fer you.) Null ny daveing here we have neached theenk of another weeks char Shuust ano along now & do some wonk. But Ill be drapping in nead weeks and in the meantime. Ill be loning your- just as hand as Ycan lane to of he good and take cape of yousself for me Lindear Hegands from all the family. Whe are thinking of you constantly the you next wich laseing. Teses all any dowe. Aeasthy
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AIR MAIL

KRIEGSGEFANGENENPOST

NX11067,

SGT. KESHAM,  M.W. ,

AUSTRALIAN PRISONER OF WAR 3768,

STALAG  383,

GERMANY.

 

MISS D. WILLIAMS,

37 Byrnes Street,

BEXLEY. N.S.W

AUSTRALIA

 

Stalag 383

2

Geprüft

 

8th March, 1944

Dearest Mac,

Hullo there you - who do you love? Who did 

you say? - If it was anyone by a name not D.W.

then watch out, for that same D.W. will be right

on your tail m'love. How have you been darling?

Gee I wish you could walk right into my bedroom 

here, where I am writing this letter, and tell me

with your own lips & (your arms) just how you really 

are. Now that's probably a heck of a thing to say to 

you while you while you're 'way over there and unable to do 

a thing about it - but I get kinda lonely sweet, and

have to say things at times. That's 'cause I love you, silly

We had a beautiful day's fishing, Mac, on Sunday

last. Unfortunately I cannot say we had an exciting day

as far as the fish are concerned, because the catch was

very poor indeed. Me - I caught 'two little uns' which

had to be thrown back. Trust me! Ive' just arrived

home from work - as usual I scanned all the nooks &

corners for your mail - but there was none. Ah well,

I guess I can't be lucky all the time. How has mail been

coming through with you Mac? Tell me - sometimes Mac,

 

do you find that even letters are not satisfying? I mean

once, if a letter arrived - oh gosh how can I explain? It's

simply because time goes on & on & it gets longer & longer since

I saw you last. Remember that funny night Mac? And

how George sat and talked with you until after 1 am.

I remember as if it were yesterday - gosh I was made tho'.

Felt like shaking him. Even now I still taunt him about

it. The family is going to the pictures to-night, so Id' better

get a hustle on. Robert Taylor & Vivien Leigh are in

"Waterloo Bridge" - an old revival, which I missed.

Say you wouldn't by any chance like to be coming along

would you? Not much! says he. O.K. darling I

won't rub it in. But you don't want to come any more

than I want you to Mac. George is still staying with

us - having a wonderful time the two of them (Norma

& he I mean).  They're lucky sweet, but we are just

waiting for our good times to come - and I don't really

think it will be much longer, do you? Everyone asks

to be remembered to you - all send their regards Mac.

This night week I'm going out to see your Mother

& maybe have a game of cards with your Dad. 'Be

thinking of you Mac darling'. Just as I always am.

So keep that chin a mile high & - go on - smile, All

My Love, Dorothy

 

KRIEGSGEFANGENEN POST.

PRISONER OF WAR POST.

NX 11067,

Sgt. Kesham, M.W.,

Australian Prisoner of War 3768,

Stalag 383, Germany.

 

From:

Miss D. WILLIAMS,

37 Byrnes Street,

BEXLEY. N.S.W.

AUSTRALIA.

 

Reg . No. NX 11067 Rank SGT.

Name KESHAM _ M.W.,

Prison No. 3768 Camp STALAG 383

Country of Internment GERMANY

Name of Sender MISS. D. WILLIAMS,

Address 37 Byrnes Street,

BEXLEY, N.S.W.

AUSTRALIA 

AIR MAIL.  16th March, 1944.

Dearest Mac,

How are you my sweet? Feeling well, and full of beans?

I was out at your place last night so I've decided to write to

you to-day, while lots of things are fresh in my memory. I read

one of your letters out there darling & I really had to laugh.

About Norm - whatever gives you the idea that Norm might

get "that way" while on leave? Dear old silly. It will be

interesting to hear Norm's views on that remark. They were

rather vague about "Gloria's baby", until I explained all about

it. Don't let them scare you sweetheart about getting married.

They like to tease you about it, I guess. Even if your Mother

has bought a wedding present. It's really a lovely service, but

nothing means a thing unless you want it to. Now don't go

puckering up your forehead and wondering how to take that

remark. I know how you want to marry me, for haven't you

told me so? Just as you know I love you. But darling, its

something you and I have to decide & nobody else. However,

they are dears, all of them & I guess it makes them happy,

gives them something to talk about. One other thing amused

me Mac. Your remark that I "detest drink." Well, I did

lay down the law back in the old days and to a certain

extent I still do "toss my head" at the smell of the stuff but

I have to smile when I think of all the conditions tacked on to

 

that ball your were taking me to. Darling, I must have been

a head strong person - I wonder that you didn't shake me

until my bones rattled - bless you. May and I went to

Ashfield Theatre and saw two very good shows, also a stage

show which was great. I like May, Mac. She's such a bright,

breezy person. I got into my little bed, in the room second

from the front and I lay looking straight out the window &

up at the stars. And I thought about you Mac, and I

wondered what you were doing - and when you would be coming

home, and just what it would be like when you did arrive home

how if you had been here - and you still could be sweet -

this year I could maybe get a pair of gloves from you. Don't

tell me you you've forgotten about Leap Year darling! The

trouble is you would probably do me out of my gloves by

taking me at my word. You'd be mean enough - wretch!

Oh well, maybe I wouldn't mind so very much, at that.

But I'm not going to ask you - unless you promise to say

'no'. Guess I wouldn't make a very successful gold -digger

would I Mac? (Say yes, and I'll go for you!) Well my

darling here we have reached the end of another week's 

chat. Must run along now & do some work. But Ill' 

be dropping in' next week and, in the meantime, Ill' be

loving you - just as hard as I can love. So g be good

and take care of yourself for me. Kindest Regards from

all the family. We are thinking of you constantly. See you

next week darling. Here's all my Love. Dorothy

 

PRISONER OF WAR POST

KRIEGSGEFANGENENPOST

AIR MAIL

Rank & Name Sgt. Kesham, M. W.

AUSTRALIAN PRISONER OF WAR No. 3768

Camp Stalag 383, 16th March 1944

Country of Internment Germany

 

From MISS D. WILLIAMS,

37 Byrnes Street,

BEXLEY. N.S.W.

AUSTRALIA.

 

3 Opened by Censor

 

13th Mar 1944.

 

Hullo Darling,

Im running late this time you see I was looking through my photos yesterday Dot and after

that I decided the best thing to do was to leave it for a day cause I wasn't feeling so hot, very lonely as a

matter of fact and my letters are bad enough as it is, still better late than not at all. I received another

letter Dot 10th Dec, I have a thousand and one things I want to tell you, and I dont know where

to start, besides I havent enough space have I, and you would probably only say there he goes

again. I dont tell you very much do I Dot, thats the worst of only being able to think of one thing at

a time, you know darling I cant even read a book without finding things that as soon as I read

them I start thinking about that little girl I hope to marry over in Aussie, then away goes the

book, you know darling you've got me saying things that I never thought Id say to anyone, still

Ive never been more sincere than I am now, darling. You ask do I know how much you love me

well I did think you felt exactly the same as I do but when you said you had to be sure before

giving me an answer, well I thought not quite so much because sweet you see I'm so very

sure I love you more than I could tell you in a letter Dot so until I can tell you, you just have to

believe what you read, I know you do darling, even though you get some funny letters at times

and they are probably hard to understand you know as well as I do that I have all the faith

in the world in you and there is nothing I wouldn't do for you Dot. Id give anything to be able

to hold you even if only long enough to tell you and make certain that you did know just how

I do feel Dot, but unfortunately we must wait a little longer, still it will all finish up ok and

then we can have our laugh darling, then again maybe you do realize just how I feel. I hope you

do Dot because I want you to. In your letter you said we had a future to look forward to, there is

no need for me to tell you what entered my mind when I read that Dot is there, I do miss you

darling. I hope I dont annoy you when I go on like this Dot. I don't mean to if I do but I love you

so much that I can't help it. Well darling the finish is almost here again give my best wishes to

all, and of these letters worry you just say so and I try to improve "Cheerio" now All my Love Mac

 

 

Kriegsgefangenenpost

An Miss D. Williams.

37 Byrnes Street.

Bexley

Sydney

N.S.W.

AUSTRALIA

 

Absender: 

Vor- und Zuname: Malcolm William Keshan

Gefangenennummer: 3768 (1747)

Lager- Bezeichnung:   M.-Stammlager 383

Deutschland  (Allemagne)

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