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8 April 2010

Monday, 8th April1940

"...a genuine girl quite innocent of modern artificiality"
Rather cool, very dull, some rain, cold N wind. Slight repair to propeller gear for Alan Spooner's big model. Miss Trewin called in evening; a genuine girl quite innocent of any modern artificiality.

On this day British destroyer Glowworm sunk by German cruiser Hipper off Norway - few survivors. Also, Norway protests at UK and France mining its waters (because Germany obtaining goods from Norway). Also, Polish submarine sunk Orzel sank Rio de Janeiro, a German troop-transporter - one of a fleet of invasion ships bound for Norway - few survivors.

Continuing Fred's earlier entries about his sister Theresa, 'Ciss' who went into hospital on 15th October 1939
Monday, 6th November ...Took eggs and tomatoes to Ciss in hospital; they said she was fairly comfortable...
Wednesday, 8th November ...Saw Ciss again and found her much better; she had many visitors...
Thursday, 9th November ...Bought assorted stationery and posted it to Ciss in hospital...
Saturday, 11th November ...Alan Spooner brought some sunflowers to take to Ciss. Did a lot of cleaning today... Heard broadcast message from Queen Elizabeth.
Wednesday, 15th November ...To Wimbledon Hospital and found Ciss still improving. Mrs Bradley, Mrs Pontifex, Mrs Conrade, Mrs Smith, Uncle Henry, Alf's Lily and own Lily besides myself went. Alan Spooner showed me one side of fuselage he is making.
Sunday, 19th November ...Took enormous armfull (then one -l- crossed out) of  chrysanthemums to Ciss in hospital: she is still progressing but slow work however. Met Hilda Payne - married name unknown; she had been to see Ciss...
Monday, 21st November ...posted parcel of stationery and stamps to Ciss...
Wednesday, 22nd November ...Ciss can raise herself up in bed; took her some ginger cakes...
Friday, 24th November ...Card from Ciss saying she had been up for a short time; good. Took jars of jam to Conrade's...
Sunday, 26th November ...Saw Ciss again to-day - best yet after collapsing through being out of bed for too long; still she is stronger every time...



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