FAR AWAY BUT CLOSE TO HOME - VETERANS STORIES 1
Volunteer : Someone who says they will do something without having to be ordered or forced to do it.
Airmail : Letters sent by airplane.
Telegram : Message sent along wires like phone lines, but printed out and delivered at the other end. The poles that carry phone lines are often called telegraph poles even today.
A letter from home
Reg Daye : Musquodoboit Harbour
The Americans took me to an army hospital. I met a nurse there from Nova Scotia. She was from Weymouth, NS. She asked me if they knew at home if I was a Prisoner of War. I told her I did not know. She asked me if I was married, and I said yes. She said she would get a message to my family, she would wire her mother who was a volunteer with the Red Cross. Then she could get in touch with my wife. I did not think she could do it because it had to go to Ottawa first. As it turned out she couldnt do it. In May I got a letter from my wife. I got the letter by airmail, and it only took three days. I sent a telegram and they sent it on from Ottawa.
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