Category Archives: Toronto

Kathy’s Letters

Dodging Shells  gave you Tommy’s letters to his twin sister Kathy. Kathy, of course, replied. For those who want to read what was going on in Toronto during the war, you can Kathy’s entertaining letters to her brother at the … Continue reading

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December 13, 1944 – ends the last letter

(Dodging Shells gave you Tommy’s letters to his sister, from the front. This is the end of the last of Kathy’s letters in response, telling of life in wartime Toronto.) …..I heard today that a couple of the other girls … Continue reading

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October 20, 1944 – Part 2

(Dodging Shells gave you Tommy’s letters to his sister, from the front. Kathy’s letters in response tell of life in wartime Toronto.) …..Fate, it seems, was distributing elegant outerwear that day. …..I was reorganizing some files, so I was still … Continue reading

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October 20, 1944 – Part 1

(Dodging Shells gave you Tommy’s letters to his sister, from the front. Kathy’s letters in response tell of life in wartime Toronto.) October 20, 1944 Dear Tommy, …..So after all that bother, the Germans are still there! They really cannot … Continue reading

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Toronto – August 15, 1944 – Part 3

(Dodging Shells gave you Tommy’s letters to his sister, from the front. Kathy’s letters in response tell of life in wartime Toronto.) …..I still haven’t developed a passion for frolicking in the waves, but I have no serious objection to … Continue reading

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Toronto – June 25, 1944 – Part 3

(Dodging Shells gave you Tommy’s letters to his sister, from the front. Kathy’s letters in response tell of life in wartime Toronto.) …..Last Saturday afternoon, I strolled over to the Jewish market at Kensington Avenue with Jennie (next door…remember?) I … Continue reading

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Toronto – June 25, 1944 – Part 2

(Dodging Shells gave you Tommy’s letters to his sister, from the front. Kathy’s letters in response tell of life in wartime Toronto.) …..And now for a bit of national news: representative Indians from across Canada gathered in Ottawa earlier this … Continue reading

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Toronto – June 25, 1944 – Part 1

(Dodging Shells gave you Tommy’s letters to his sister, from the front. Kathy’s letters in response tell of life in wartime Toronto.) June 25, 1944 Dear Tommy, …..I read with amusement your account of the Germans’ misguided attempt to rattle … Continue reading

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Toronto – April 26, 1944 – Part 2

(Dodging Shells gave you Tommy’s letters to his sister, from the front. Kathy’s letters in response tell of life in wartime Toronto.) …..I’ve been earning a bit of extra cash this winter checking coats at a few private dances on … Continue reading

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Toronto – April 26, 1944 – Part 1

(Dodging Shells gave you Tommy’s letters to his sister, from the front. Kathy’s letters in response tell of life in wartime Toronto.) Dear Tommy, …..I can tell that you’ve settled right in to your new job over there. One question, … Continue reading

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