Anthony, Know you are busy but best thing would be to officially notify the book exchange of your pending departure and/or end of the library, Janine
Janine, I am writing with news I don’t want to give you after everything you sent us, but I’m not sure we can keep the base library. Doing my best on putting together a contingency plan. Trying to take some pointers from your boy Darcy or was it Wentworth? I am counting down the days now to leaving, seeing my children Lily and Raf again, and being able to turn on and off lights just because I can, Anthony
Janine, I am sending this to tell you we appreciate everything that was sent. I am in the process of wrapping up my time here and will be heading home in a few weeks. There are still arrangements to be made and finalized. I am holding out that someone here will take over the library for me and become the new contact for the book exchange, Anthony
Anthony, Yes we exchange holiday cards every year, and occasional correspondence. Hoping the holiday packages that were sent to you and your squad arrived safely and this note finds you well. And I’ve sent both On the Road, and Desolation Angels by Kerouac. Personally quite prefer the latter, Janine
Janine, You still correspondent with your former high school A.P. English teacher? And we have a new C.O. I haven’t got much but I told him about the library. Can you please send some Kerouac books? Word is he is a fan. Thanks, Anthony
Dear Janine, We got your latest drop and I’m sending you the address for Officer X our ice hockey guy. He was very happy with the book and you will be getting a direct communication from him. He has to travel between our bases and a couple of others and he hates it because he says that there is always shooting at him. We are in a lull here with some long nights, so I am almost finished reading Mansfield Park. Thanks, Anthony
Dear Anthony, Have received a very lovely thank you communication and happy to report that your requestor was amused by the romance novels and also appreciative of the Silko novel and for the tea and chocolate. Enclosed for your hockey fan please find the book: Boys of Winter, which chronicles the United States ice hockey team’s path to the Olympic gold medal in 1980. And may not have mentioned it but I’m from a hockey town, in fact the 1980 team captain came from our town, and still lives here. If you send me your squad member’s name — will try to obtain an autographed photo for him.
As for Fanny she wasn’t sent away to Mansfield Park because she was a bad child. Many families on the poorer side had many children and they would often send the children away to live with relatives with more money especially if those relatives did not have children of their own. This actually happened in Austen’s own family, one of her brothers was sent to live away and then was adopted by some wealthy cousins. Years later, Jane, her mother and sister Cassandra were able to live on a cottage of one his estates – similar but not exactly like the Dashwoods’ circumstances Sense and Sensibility. Hope you are well, Janine