Date: 05 Mar 2013 6:31 pm Title: Chapter 24
Wow - Gren has been exceedingly lucky; even though her injuries have been really serious, it sounds as if there is hope that she will make a reasonable physical recovery. How long it will take her to recover mentally from her ordeals is, of course, another story, but the support of her parents, and of friends like Meg, Dunc and Dolly, Hilda, Nell and the others will certainly help her.
I think Hilda's suggestion of a prayer at that moment was exactly right. Now if only there was some way to ensure that the RTU instruction for Meg, Dunc and Dolly could mysteriously be delayed for another 3 months, they might not have to return at all. (Please, Shesings?!)
Author's Response: Thanks, Elder. Sadly, the needs of the War meant that Meg and co had to go.
Date: 24 Feb 2013 1:34 am Title: Chapter 23
Well - I must say I wasn't expecting that, any more than Meg was, but it's pretty wonderful news. I do hope that Gren will recover, although her reaction to seeing Meg is some indication that she will! Meg certainly deserves her promotion, too.
Thanks, Shesings - I know I don't post very often but I really am enjoying this.
Author's Response: Thank you, Elder, Gren's a fighter so we'll hope for the best!
Date: 17 Feb 2013 11:19 pm Title: Chapter 22
Thank you for the letters. I am pleased you gave us family news as well as the war news. Hope Meg is behind the line even if she is in France.
Author's Response: Thanks, Pauline! She won't be far from the line and if there's a counter attack she could find herself moving very fast to stay behind it......
Date: 03 Feb 2013 7:30 pm Title: Chapter 21
Parts of this were indeed very sad, but you told the story beautifully. I'm glad that Hilda was able to break through Meg's shocked state comparatively quickly, and that the powers that be at the Camp have been able to excuse the fact that she had gone AWOL. And although the hurt of Meg's bereavement won't go away, the fact that she has been passed fit and will plunge straight back into work will help her.
Author's Response: Thanks, Elder, it was difficult to write.
Date: 20 Jan 2013 9:57 pm Title: Chapter 20
I'm not surprised Nell has been cheered by Meg's visit - she really is a breath of fresh air. I enjoyed hearing about her family and their ambitions. I was also interested in her frank appraisal of "what might have been" for Hilda and her clear happiness at how well she is recovering, also her reassurance to Nell that suddent tiredness is to be expected. I'm *just* old enough to remember "Itma", so her use of TTFN always makes me smile.
Author's Response: Thanks Elder! Glad you are still enjoying it. I'm a War Baby myself so can recall catch phrases still in use even after the War.
Date: 20 Jan 2013 9:13 pm Title: Chapter 20
I love the sound of having a "tartan fleepie"!! I love this story, not least for the language education !!! You realise that if this story ends after the war I will still be hassling for more more more of this world !!
Author's Response: Thanks, Kathryn!
Date: 31 Dec 2012 6:20 pm Title: Chapter 19
Thank you. Pleased Pat arrived home and that they heard from cousins about a prisoner of war.
It brought tears to my eyes.
Author's Response: Thanks Pauline! It must have been so hard for families to have their loved ones away for so long, with little news. Happy new Year!
Date: 21 Dec 2012 7:07 pm Title: Chapter 18
I think you were right to include that news here, Shesings - as you say, the war didn't stop for Christmas, with of course the notable exception of that unforgettable Christmas Day in WWI, with its truce in the trenches. I like the fact that Meg waited until Hilda had left before telling Nell about Gren being MIA. We can only hope that she has been captured, not killed.
Thanks, Shesings, I'm continuing to enjoy this.
Date: 01 Dec 2012 9:08 pm Title: Chapter 1
Shesings, since everyone else is posting on your drabble here, would you like me to do the same and stop commenting in LGM? Or do you prefer to have some on there as well? *grins*
Author's Response: I don't ind either way, Mary!