25th Oct 1904
My dearest Husband,
I hope you have had as fine a day for going to Ash as it has been here & that you found Aunt Susan pretty well. I am enclosing a letter from George which came this afternoon, he seems to be getting on well & I hope he will not catch any cold to put him back. Isn’t it kind of Anna to promise him a bicycle. You will see what he says about clothes, I thought you would write & tell him what he is to do about them, or you may perhaps see him on your way through London.
Ethel & Juliet have been having tea with Daisy, Mrs Idiens is away from home for a few days. Brailsford was away a few hours yesterday & a few this morning to help with the move; I met his worldly goods coming through the village this afternoon in Pethard’s dray, & his wife & children in a cart; the poor man is sick of moving & says he will want kicking out of the house next time he has to move. I told him about the straw.
John Poole died yesterday, the bell went out for him about five o’clock. Young Sadler is getting on all right so far. I called to ask his mother what news they had of him today. What a dreadful thing this Russian attack on the fishing fleet is, I wonder what will come of it.
With love to you & all at Ashbourne,
Your loving wife
Eugénie N Sladden