13th December 1881
My darling Husband,
I hope you will receive my post-card today, I am sorry to say I forgot it till rather late. We had a comfortable journey yesterday, Jack was very good, sat on my knee most of the time looking out of the window, & was very much interested in all the trains, every time we passed a few trucks he said “there’s another train”.
He seems quite ready to be friendly with the cousins, Evey especially, & with no trouble about breakfasting in the nursery this morning. Fanny met us at the station yesterday, she does not seem quite as well again, I suppose she has been doing rather too much, Charlie looks very well.
How are my two little pets? Give them a good hug from Mamma; I hope dear little May’s arm is still going on all right, & that dear Baby’s teeth do not trouble her too much. I shall look forward to your letter tomorrow morning, telling me all about my pets.
It keeps so foggy this morning that I am afraid the children will not be able to go out. We are going to make the lemonade for the party & this afternoon very likely we shall go to Richmond.
Now my darling I will say good bye, I hope you will be able to come on Saturday, when Jack woke this morning he said “Papa not there”.
With fond love & many kisses
Your loving wife
Eugénie N Sladden