16th June 1899
My dear Kathleen,
I took your shoes up to Lombardini’s today, he was out, but I told Mrs L, he ought to allow something off the next pair. I am sending you another pair & hope they will fit, if they don’t, send them back again & I will change them. I also send your bronze ones, in case you can’t get into the black ones.
Father drove me into the town today, & I walked back through the fields, the sun was very hot, but there was a nice breeze.
I suppose this time next week I shall be at Brecon, Arthur’s Confirmation is on the 23rd; I shall probably go that morning & come back the next day.
Baby amused May very much this afternoon by pointing to the hair round Prinny’s legs & calling it his “daw-daws”! She gets on very well with her talking & often brings out new words.
I hope you will get on all right next week dear, & have some nice papers & that it will not be too hot; May I think, rather enjoyed her Higher Cambridge week & I hope you may do the same.
With much love to you & Ethel
Your loving mother
Eugénie N Sladden
P.S. I have just tried on the shoes Mother has got you & find they just fit me so I am afraid they won’t fit you. If they don’t you had better not wear them to split them. I will have them when you come home as I shall be wanting a pair & you had better get yourself another pair if you want them.
Hope you are feeling pretty cheerful. Keep up your spirits. Much love from