My Dearest Wife,
I was glad to have your letter this morning, I will write this evening as I may go to the bee lecture to-morrow. It has been such a rough wet day and is blowing and raining hard now. I am glad I managed to get through a little gardening yesterday when it was fine. The children seem to be getting on pretty well, Cyril says it is rather dull sometimes, however he is jolly enough. I hope Polly is home by this time and that her head-ache was only a temporary one, has Anna quite recovered from her illness. I shall not go away on Sunday I think but must try and fix a day with Rawlinson for next week. Kathleen has been writing to you and is I see in a fag about my collars, I have forgotten to claim them but must tell her in the morning. I will see to Louisa’s wages in a day or two. I have just been writing to Smith about the tiles on the roof as I hear the wet is coming through.
I met Mr Savory to-day in Evesham and his wife yesterday en route, with Joyce, to Malvern, to leave her there, they go away to-morrow I understand. Have you written to Jack this week? if you like to do so I will wait till next. I must write to Folkestone soon you will have news of them, direct from Polly besides Georgie’s letter, Sunday evening I must devote to answering that long epistle.
Mr Gepp told me his wife had had the bad tooth extracted, I thought perhaps under reported circumstances that it was not exactly a prudent proceeding, they had only just eaten the goose with which I think they were rather pleased. We had some of the preserved eggs boiled for breakfast yesterday, they were quite as good as last year but I prefer a new laid one for boiling.
Give my love to all the Richmond circle and with much for yourself
I am ever your affectionate Husband
Cyril is hoping to get a letter when you are writing to one of the others put in a few lines for him and address the envelope to him.