My Dear Kathleen,
I will write to you this evening so that the letter can go, with Mother’s to May, to-morrow when I shall be at Pandy, I am staying the night there this journey and shall probably devote part of the evening to writing to Arthur, by the way he asked us to send his love to you and say that he would write next week, we were rather amused at a letter he enclosed for Jack (to save a stamp, careful boy) it contained scarcely anything but a list of names the football team and reminded one of the first chapter of St Matthew! Dip is a good boy to keep so well at the top of his form, Mr Chambers reviewed their form the other day and said he had done “exceedingly well”. We hear the tuck box was soon emptied.
It was a pity that the deduction of 10 marks just robbed you of first place last week, however now you have got so near. I hope you will soon manage to attain that position, it is well you find mathematics so interesting and as they seem rather your forte it may be wise to make them rather a special study.
Georgie got his extra halfpenny last week and has, so far, escaped any returned lessons. Ethel plods away at her shorthand, the examination has not yet come off. I think Jack will go to Folkestone at Easter and Auntie offers to put me up too so I shall try and go. “Samivel” weighed 21½ score, we sold most of the fresh meat so have not been overdone with pork, the hams we are curing they weigh about 45lbs each.
The weather has been rather stormy of late, I wonder if May will manage the walk to Stoke Poges on Saturday, I hope she got over her essay pretty well but an abstract subject of the kind she mentioned is by no means easy. Is there any probability of Miss Dupre’s early return? We have been to evening service, it was omitted last week as Mr Gepp was with the children at the sea side, they have now returned. I must leave a little news for Mother, so with love to you both
your affectionate Father