1st July 1911
My dear little Girl,
You will be wondering what has become of your letter this week; having visitors here, my time has been so much taken up that it has been difficult to get in letters, & now I am only writing a short one as May says she will supplement it by writing also. Fancy you lucky little girl having such a nice long holiday & going down to Portsmouth; I think Kathleen was very kind not to mind having you till the Monday.
Our Coronation festivities went off very well here, I expect you would have enjoyed being at home for it, but you had quite as good a time or better at Sydenham.
I was glad to hear that you were looking quite well again & had a good appetite, you will have grown a lot I expect when you come home; your holidays will soon be here now & then you will enjoy staying at Folkestone; Father & I may probably just see you there or at Deal, as we think of going down to Auntie’s for a few days to attend Ethelwyn’s wedding on the 31st.
I wonder how your clothes are lasting out, I hope you will have enough to be tidy at Folkestone.
Mr & Mrs Williams came to us on Tuesday & stayed till this morning; I think they quite enjoyed their little visit & liked the garden. We had quite a dinner party in their honour on Thursday & it all went off very well. Father cut some flowers for them to take home, & he cut a nice lot from your garden & a W A Richardson & Captain Christy & sent them in a separate box to Nellie & Dorothy from you. You will be sorry to hear that poor Doney is quite ill, I think they have had to send him to the Vet.
With much love dear,
Your loving mother
Eugénie N Sladden