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May 15th 1903 - Letter from Eugénie Sladden to her husband, Julius Sladden

15th May 1903
Correspondence From
Eugénie Sladden, Rosway, Deal
Correspondence To
Julius Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
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15th May 1903

My dearest Husband,

Your letter to me enclosing Mrs Gepp’s evidently crossed with the one I wrote to you on Wednesday morning, in which I suggested going up Norwich; however it would evidently be a great disappointment to Mrs Gepp if we do not go & as Ethel could come up for Juliet, I think perhaps that will be the best plan, so these are my present intentions.  George & I go to Sandwich early on Monday, so that he can do his work there & he will go to Richmond on Saturday the 23rd.  Then Juliet & I had better leave Sandwich on Thursday the 21st, meet Ethel in London & I go on to Norwich.  I shall write to Mrs Gepp proposing this & saying that you will join me there on the 23rd.  Of course this will prevent my looking out for lodgings for Jack, but I must try & help him by writing or making enquiries from friends.  I don’t know when I have been more puzzled to know what to do for the best, however I hope you will approve of the conclusion I have come to.

We had a fine day for Folkestone yesterday, but rather cold & windy.  Poor little Juliet had a very heavy cold & kept on sneezing and blowing her nose, still she was quite bright & enjoyed seeing the sea; she was particularly delighted with the piers, both here & at Folkestone.  Granny looks very frail & has shrunk into such a tiny little old woman; she talks very little now & I fancy does not quite take in all that one says; she was very pleased to see George who arrived about five o’clock & though she did not talk much even to him, seemed to like to look at him & hear his voice.  He is looking very well, though he has evidently had a hard winter & so uncomfortable, owing to their sheds etc not being rebuilt yet; he goes back on Saturday.  John is better, but will have to be very careful, he seemed very quiet, though Charlotte called him in better spirits; the attack on Sunday morning was evidently a severe one.

You seem to have had quite a little lunch party yesterday, how did Ethel manage as hostess?  Now I must write to Mrs Gepp, Kathleen & Cyril, so I will stop.

With much love to you both

I am
Your loving wife

Eugénie N Sladden

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