My Dear Kathleen,
While I have leisure this evening I may as well write to you.
We were glad to have your letter this morning and to hear you liked the broach. It will be high jinks for you next Sunday having May with you and she is equally pleased to visit her old school. Nothing as yet has been arranged about Ethel going to school. Mother has suggested to Sister Miriam that she would like her to go if easy terms could be arranged and there the matter stands at present till we hear further.
I think it will be nice for you to spend part of your summer holidays at Folkestone.
Mother and I have been to the Literary this afternoon, I enclose programme.
Ethel has sent Fanny Robinson a little silver plated fern pot as a joint present from May, you and her, it cost 5/6. Mother has given her a silver mounted button-hook and I gave her some rose trees a little time back, you will be able to hear all about the wedding from May.
We will not forget your journey money next week, as you are coming by a train that stops there you had better get out at Badsey. Arthur, Ethel and I are rather projecting a bicycle trip to Warwick, Kenilworth and Coventry. I do not know if the weather will permit of the attempt, I expect we may have to do part of the journey by rail.
It is Benson’s company acting at Stratford this year again, our tickets have not yet arrived so I do not know what sort of places we have got.
My slippers are made up at last and are very warm and comfortable.
There is to be a dance in our barn on Apr 20 in aid of the Football club.
You must have had a big job answering all your birthday letters, however you no doubt found it jolly to receive them, you had some nice presents too.
We are looking forward to having most of you at home soon.
With much love from all
your affectionate Father
Grandpapa will be 90 on Thursday next.