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May 28th 1915 - Letter from Eugénie Sladden to her daughter, Juliet Sladden

28th May 1915
Correspondence From
Eugénie Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
Correspondence To
Juliet Sladden, The Grove School, Highgate
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Seward House

28th May 1915

My dear Juliet

I meant to have written to you yesterday but did not manage to get it in before post, so must do so today. I hear from Kathleen that you two had a successful shopping together yesterday and that you are going there on Saturday for the weekend and hoping that Cyril might be able to turn up on the Sunday. Mela heard from him this afternoon and she thinks their Battalion will really be beginning to move next week, though he may not actually go till the end of the week. We have still no news of George, I do so want to hear and wonder whether he is getting our letters. I wrote to him yesterday. May heard from Arthur this week, he had not seen or heard anything of him while he was in Rouen, so he can scarcely have been there very many days. Arthur had come across Bert Idiens who was in a convoy of wounded just starting for England. Bert had a shrapnel wound in the forearm. There are some wounded soldiers at Abbey Manor now, and I believe more are to come into Evesham. May Openshaw will have to help at the Manor as she belongs to the VAD.

So you find your hair tickles when you sleep on the roof, you will have to wear a night cap! Shall I make you one? You know what an adept I am at that job! So you have another music pupil, what about your own practising, do you find any time at all for it? And your lessons, I hope they are not all crowded out by your other jobs? I will write to Miss Grierson in a day or two and ask her for the early part of the holidays; it is just possible I might be at Folkestone then, as Aunt Lottie wants me to go some time in July I think, but if I am not back there will be plenty of you girls to entertain her; I only hope Ellen will have become a little more civilised by that time, she is a very rough diamond, though not a bad sort in some ways. I expect Kath told you that Muriel’s brother is missing, it is very bad for her, poor thing, especially just now when she is not recovered; she has gone to Bournemouth to see her sister for a day or two. Mela has not had a summons yet, she is quite well again now. I must post this letter and see about supper, as Ellen is out. Much love dear from.

Your loving mother
Eugénie N Sladden

PS – Is Miss Lacey better?

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