19th Nov /12
My dearest Juliet,
Many very happy returns of your birthday, I hope you will have a very nice day & like your presents.
I am sending you a music case, I posted it this morning & hope it will reach you all right. I am sure you must have enjoyed your afternoon with Cyril & going to the theatre, I believe that piece is going to be performed in Evesham before long.
So Margaret cannot manage to come to us next holidays, I hope her aunt will let her come another time & of course Badsey is nicer in the spring or summer.
I am glad you & Eileen Cromie are to go up first of the girls, I shall know then that it is you. At a distance it is rather difficult sometimes to pick out one special girl among all the others in white, unless one knows where she is sitting.
I hope to go to Aunt Fanny’s on Saturday & shall probably go on to Richmond on Dec 2nd, Monday. Did Cyril tell you the bother they were having at Sydenham about their drains, it is a nuisance for them & I hope none of them will be upset by the smells. Kathleen said the worst was over now.
Father & Ethel are going to a Primrose League dance tonight, in their absence May & I will unpack a box of dressing-gowns which I have had sent from Cheltenham on approval, Father & I are going to give Ethel one, & I thought she would prefer to choose it. Ethel is getting on with your petticoat; Mrs Openshaw has very kindly lent me the veil that Marian wore for her confirmation, it is quite a nice one & I expect you will like to wear it, especially as your friend Enid will also be wearing it later on. Two girls who went to join the GFS have just come to see me, so I must leave off.
With much love & very best wishes
Your loving mother
Eugénie N Sladden