Letters between Malcolm William Keshan and Dorothy Williams, January-June 1944 - Part 8 of 14

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Second World War, 1939–45
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21st Mar 44


My Dearest Dot,


I have two letters to answer this time 20th - 26th Dec one of them upset the old apple cart 

 for a while. I guess I got very jealous honey, that’s what they say instead of darling isn’t it, sorry Dot I shouldn’t have said that, but I’m afraid I’m still feeling a bit that way. I wonder if you realize what you are doing. It’s useless for me to try and tell you how good it was to see that photo darling no matter 
what I said it would be insufficient, and you say don’t worry, I’ll worry until the day you say yes 

if you do, then and only then will I stop, and be satisfied that these past years have been made 

up for. I love you so much that if something doesn’t happen soon I think the old ticker will just about 

burst, and if you think a ‘horsey smell’ or a smudge on that pretty face would make any 

difference, or an old dress as you once suggested, well darling you have a big surprise in store 

for you when you find out just how I do feel, I don’t say I love you just for the sake of some-

thing to say you know, no darling I love you and every thing about you, the things you do and

the way you do them, oh I could go on and fill page after page about you alone, and it would 

give me great pleasure sweetheart, but I just can’t seem to make things sound how I want them 

to and its not much use saying a thing, if the person your saying it to doesn’t realise just what your trying to tell her. I’m not saying you don’t darling, you probably do, but I want to tell it to you so 

that I can see the look on your face when you realize just how much you do mean to me Dot, am 

I tying you in knots darling, the first time I get my arms around you, I’m going to tie them in 

a knot behind your back so you can’t get away if you want to, so if I was you I wouldn’t 

rush up to  me at the boat, its not going to be very easy for me either you know Dot knowing 
where you are, and that I could go to you, and still waiting, even if I only had to wait five minutes 

it would be to much, still we will fix that all up later. It’s almost the finish again Dot Im still 

in the best of health and havent changed a bit, I love you more than ever, and right now as always miss you very much darling, still keep the fingers crossed its coming, that day we have been 
waiting for, for so long, and until then Ill just stay as I am Cheerio my sweet All my love Mac.

 

 

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StraBe:                  Sydney

Kreis:                 NSW

Land:      AUSTRALIA

Landesteil  (Provinz usw.)

 

Absender:

Vor- und Zuname:  Malcolm William Kesham

Gefangenennummer:   3768  ( 1747)

Lager-Bezeichnung:      M.-Stammlager  383

Deutschland (Allemagne)

 

Reg.No. NX 11067, Rank  Sgt.                               Name of Sender   MISS D WILLIAMS,

Name    KESHAM,   M.W,                                         Address     37 Byrnes Street,

Prison No.   3768      Camp  STALAG  383                                      BEXLEY       N.S.W

Country of Internment      GERMANY                                          AUSTRALIA

                                                               Stalag    383                          22nd, March. 1944

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My dearest,

Isn't it great -I received two letters from you - one yesterday 

and the other tonight when I arrived home from work. They 

bear the dates Dec 19th and 25th. Darling it was beginning 

to be such a long time, that your letters were wonderful to

 have. Mac honey you'd better change your mind about going

on a Ferry after you come back - you said you'd be so glad to

 get here that you wouldn't even get on a ferry - remember? I 

love riding on the ferries, so unless you want me to go alone, 

something will have to be done about it, my sweet. How are

you fella? In your Christmas Day letter you sounded a 

little blue darling, but then, that's how you were feeling 

and always write me exactly how you feel Mac. I always 

think it makes one feel better, pouring out in a letter, 

instead of trying to cover up sad thoughts. And anything 

I can ever do to help you - well, that's what I'm here for 

Mac. Did I ever say you were crazy? Suppose I did - 

I like crazy people, maybe that's why I made that remark. 

Well Mac time is certainly flying along. At least, the years 

are - the days are so long ever yet. Somehow I think that's 

how it will always be until you come home again. The days 

are closing in now Mac. Darkness comes earlier & with the end 

of daylight saving it will be all the more noticeable. Also, the hot 

 

days have, I think, finished; There's a nip to the air of a morning. 

I started to write this letter on Wednesday darling, but here it is 

Friday evening. Thought I might have some more news for you 

if I waited a couple of days. I haven't - but I still love you. I 

know that isn't news though. Wonder how much longer it

 will be, Mac dear, before we are catching up on all our fun?

Seems as if the day will never come; of course it will tho! 

Work is pretty good Mac. Every lunch hour we take lunch

 in the park - Wynyard Park. The sun's good - I can't get

 enough of it. I think I'll go to the local picture show

 to-night Mac, if I can persuade Mum to come along

 too. Don't think I am so lonely that I can't get 

anyone to come to the pictures with, but Friday night's

 programme's the same as Sat. & they all want to go Sat.

Heavens, I get onto some trivialities - my rambling fashion

 again. We are having Elmar & Sam - friends of mine - over for

 a game of card to-morrow night. I know I'll be terribly

 sleepy after the pictures. I always am. Mac, do these letters reach

 you any quicker? I mean when enclosed in the painted envelopes.

 How long do they take to reach you anyhow? Blow it, here's the 

finish of another week's letter. Gee I'll be glad when i can write

 as many pages as I please Mac. However - that day will come.

 In the meantime, go on smiling & have faith my darling. 'Cause 

everything is going to work out alright in the end. Kindest wishes

 from all here at home, and, as usual, from me to you, all 

my Love. May God keep you and bless you. Dorothy

 

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Rank & Name       NX 11067, Sgt. Kesham, M.W.,

AUSTRALIAN PRISONER OF WAR No.     3768

Camp      Stalag 383

Country of Internment        Germany

 

22nd Mar 44

 

From MISS D. WILLIAMS, 

37 Byrnes Street, 

Bexley. N.S.W.

Australia

 

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Well Darling,                                                                                                                  26th Mar 44

 

What are you trying to do, send me grey headed, break my heart or stop me from reading

 my old mail, if its either of the first two your not doing to bad, as for the other, well when you read back and come across things like trips  to [[Kat?]]with chaps from work, out with others for Xmas great big nice film stars, and they are all doing the things I want to do, they shower you with 
presents and flowers for your birthday, and I say how would you like a painting of me, of 
course it would make a good mat for the side of your bed, but then again maybe it would 
be a bit tough on the feet, no darling, when I read about these things everyone seems to be doing some of the things I want to do with success and everything I try to do is just the opposite. You must know darling that the only person I want to read about in your letters is you, as for repeat
ing yourself goes, well what about me, besides the things you are worrying about repeating 
are the little things I'm always looking for, I like to know what you are thinking 
and wishing, anything so long as its you darling, I can read those letters over and over and 
the more I read them the better they get, but I cant read about these huge John Waynes who 
make all the girls hearts flutter, its just as well they marry every six months as you say or 
maybe some of there them 5ft 8 inches lift drivers would be disappointed. I dont know 
whats wrong with me lately, maybe you would be better off if you let me go, I dont want you

to missunderstand me darling, I love you more than I can say, I always have and always 
will, as far as Im concerned your the only one for me Dot, if you would only say yes I would 
be the happiest person in the world, I not trying to make you say yes while your still not 
sure darling, just trying to make you realize what you really do mean to me, a person who 

loves another as  I do you darling is naturally jealous, so forigve me if I have annoyed you once 
again, but you have no idea how Ive felt these past few days, Im missing you terribly Dot. 

No wonder Donald and Pluto gaze at Andy, what would you do if somebody else started 
to force there way in on something you had always considered yours. Cheerio All my love Mac.

 

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An  Miss D Williams

37 Byrnes Street

Empfangsort:      Bexley

StraBe:                  Sydney

Kreis:                 NSW

Land:      AUSTRALIA

Landesteil  (Provinz usw.)

 

Absender:

Vor- und Zuname:  Malcolm William Keshan

Gefangenennummer:   3768  ( 1747)

Lager-Bezeichnung:      M.-Stammlager  383

Deutschland (Allemagne)

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Dear Dot, I'm afraid I did not tell you much news in my last letter, not that there is any to tell but 

I will try to makeup for that last effort; I'm afraid I was a bit off colour when I wrote it; I hope your not to 

mad Dot; Last year I was very lucky with your mail. I received 52 thats pretty good and it makes a total 

of 94 in all, not bad is it; I suppose you wonder why Im always going crook but I would still be doing that 
if I was getting one a day. The epidemic has been cleared up and things went back to normal once more

 yesterday, as for myself Im still exactly the same, in every way havent changed a bit. Once again 

I hope I didnt annoy you Dot but I think you know how I feel. Best wishes to all "Cheerio" A M L Mac.

 

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An  Miss D Williams

37 Byrnes Street

Empfangsort:      Bexley

StraBe:                  NSW

Land:      AUSTRALIA

Landesteil  (Provinz usw.)

 

Absender:

Vor- und Zuname:  

Malcolm William Keshan

Gefangenennummer:   3768  ( 1747)

Lager-Bezeichnung:      

                           M.-Stammlager  383

Deutschland (Allemagne)

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