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August 11th 1908 - Letter from Eugénie Sladden to her daughter, Ethel Sladden

11th August 1908
Correspondence From
Eugénie Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
Correspondence To
Ethel Sladden, at Petone, Upper Deal, Kent
Relationship to Letter Addressee
Text of Letter

Seward House

11th August 1908

My dear Ethel,

We were pleased to get your letter & Juliet’s this afternoon & I expect you will be looking for a letter from me, so I will write a few lines just before supper time this evening.

We were surprised by Father & Cyril walking in, we had not expected them till the last tram, but they found they could come round by Birmingham & so avoid the long wait at Worcester; their bicycles however got left on the platform at Birmingham.  They seem to have quite enjoyed their little trip & had good weather for the most part.  

May & I walked over to Bretforton this afternoon & called on the Pember Reeves, Mrs P R was at home & a daughter named Beryl about 16 or 17.  They appear to be a large family & there is also a sister of Mrs Pember Reeves & her children, so they are a houseful.  We talked about New Zealand & they seemed pleasant.

I heard from Arthur & George this morning.  Arthur is enjoying his holiday, “of course”!  George had been on the sick list for a couple of days he thought from the heat of the sun, but was better & hope to start work again today.

Miss Holmes starts on her holiday on Thursday, she took the class at Sunday School on Sunday, so as to give Mela a holiday; Mr Windley gave us a very good sermon last Sunday.  Mrs Richard Field at Aldington is dead & also Ethel Cave’s baby, I think May told you of the arrival at the Post Office.  I called to enquire after Mrs Lees-Milne on Saturday, tell Juliet I took Scot rather more than half way across the fields, then told him to go home or Simon would be after him; he sat down & looked miserable, but went back when he had lost sight of me.  He was not so good today, but came slinking after us & turned up just as we rang the bell at the door.  Give her a good kiss & say I will write to her before long.

Where are you going to leave her when you join Jack & May?  The latter sends love & says she will take her blue muslin, white coat & skirt, blue ditto, a black evening skirt & some blouses; she is taking Kathleen’s little box which she is having mended; she may perhaps buy one or two things in Brussels, so may be glad if you have a little extra room in your box.

With much love to you both, hoping you will have a very jolly time in Belgium (I don’t think you will see Ethelwyn, she is at Harrogate with Archie)

I remain
Your loving mother

Eugénie N Sladden

P.S. Love to all at Deal & Sandwich, how is Norah looking?


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Envelope containing 2 sheets of notepaper
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