• 1965

    April 4, 1965

    123 Sylvan Ave Scarborough Dear Frank and Penny, Last night we were at your father’s birthday party (on the 3rd, instead of the 2nd) and saw your wedding pictures. The Bride looked beautiful and happy as all brides should and the Groom looked serious and competent as all grooms should. We were sorry not to be there, but were certainly thinking about you on that day. We realized that the crowds we saw on T.V. were not all at your wedding, but the two events entered into our thoughts together – both historical occasions. P.M. (post marital) news indicates that all is well, life being more interesting and enjoyable than…

  • 1965

    March 9, 1965

    450 Walmer Rd. Toronto Dear Both, What can we say? They’re such beautiful pictures and you both look so happy and well. You certainly do have a handsome husband Pen!! (the only time I ever saw Frank before was in a small snapshot) Penny you look lovely, you really do (I had them in the office today and everyone agrees that you’re an extremely happy and handsome looking couple – this, of course, makes one feel very proud indeed). I don’t know how many times your dad and I have had the pictures in and out of the envelope – they mean so much to us. I never expected to…

  • 1965

    March 3, 1965

    78 Pinecrest Rd. Toronto Dear Penny, We were so surprised to hear that you are in England and married. You will always be the little girl that lived next door and we have many pleasant memories. We were so saddened by your Mother’s death, she was such a lovely person and a great friend of mine. I hope you and your husband will come to Toronto soon and visit us. You will make a wonderful wife, being so understanding and so capable. Penny, I’m enclosing a little money, as I would like you to buy a piece of Wedgewood, or anything you haven’t bought already. John is working in Hamilton,…

  • 1965

    March 1, 1965

    276 St. Clair Ave. West Toronto Dear Penny, Just had a good chin wag with your father and learned incidentally that you are keeping a ‘hot line’ busy between yourself and him. Like myself he is happy about your marriage and your future prospects. I enjoyed hearing that you and Frank are studying Russian – To be able to read Pravda [would be] a help to a western newspaperman. Like all missionaries to Japan, I was given teachers (Japanese) and two years to learn the native language. Sometime when you’re visiting Toronto you may get some of that story, if you ask for it. [ . . .] Sincerely, [the…

  • 1965

    January 25, 1965

    Phoebe Cottage [300 year old, thatched] Wavendon, Bucks Dear Frank, Sorry for the long silence, but . . . Den and I were very happy to hear of your wedding coming up on Saturday and offer advanced congrats to you and Penny and sincere wishes for a happy life. Life for us is its usual erratic self. I’m working hard and Den has chucked in the Beds Times and is freelancing in this area (full amusing story to be related at a further date). However, funds are low; spirits high. In view of the first statement, please accept this note in lieu of a telegram, present or speech on Saturday.…