My Dearest Wife,
I will write this evening so that you may be sure of a letter on Sunday morning. I took a full day’s holiday after 11.45 a.m. to go to the cricket match at Moreton and enjoyed a leisure afternoon as it was a lovely day, Rashleigh’s team had all the best of the game as Moreton were put out for 15 runs only, while they made 209 out of this number. Rashleigh’s older brother contributed 43 I did not wait to the end but suppose Moreton went in for a second innings an hour before drawing stumps.
I did not get a letter this morning and as I got out at Badsey station this evening have not had afternoon letters. I found Cynthia & Marion here and put up the swing for them in the garden. Yesterday I cut the first rose out of the frame, it was a very nice bloom, we shall soon get some out on the house now. Have you written to Charlotte yet? I have not lately heard from Ash.
The chicks are all well and they are really very good and seem happy enough. I do not know that there is much news for you, it is all jubilees, jubilees and I shall now be glad when it is over. I heard the other day that Sealy Poole was looking after Badsey living, I should hardly think he would get it and Mrs P. would hardly be a desirable neighbour! I hope you are really feeling better by this time, I shall hope to have a good account of you in your next letter. Give my love to Aunt Lizzie and tell her I hope she has been able to drop the walking stick of late, ask Mr Fellows why he did not come to see the new brewery when he was at Droitwich. I suppose I must send my next letter to Surbiton.
With much love my little wife
Believe me ever
your affectionate Husband
Letter received, so glad you feel a little better, it is good of Aunt Lizzie to ask you to extend your stay, you may certainly stop away till 20th.