My Dearest Wife,
I must write you a few lines this evening while I have time for I see I shall have a busy week. This morning I went up to mash and have been busy all day, to-morrow I must try and accompany Jack to Mrs Hope's and in the evening must get ready for the show, of course next morning there will be a rare scurry to stage the flowers after cutting them early. Thursday the Savorys want me to go and have some dinner with them, then Jack & I are expected to be at the garden party on Friday, then Saturday afternoon we are invited with Ethel to a bicycle picnic, as Mrs Savory puts it to finish up the cakes, now as I expect to be rather busy at the brewery you see I shall not have much idle time.
Kimber the tailor died last week and I hear Dipper is in a critical state and not expected to rally. Mr Price is in a state of mind because he has just discovered that there is to be a refreshment tent at Badsey Flower Show (as usual) where intoxicating liquors are to be sold!
Ethel had a few lines from Kathleen today she says she has written to you, perhaps you will write to Arthur this week and to George and I will write to the girls. We are getting along well enough with our little housekeeper but shall of course be glad to get you home next week. Baby seems to be made much of on her first visit, I am glad she gives some of her nice little smiles. I had a post card from Charlotte saying they might go to Richmond on Thursday.
Good night dear, I must write to Granny now.
With much love from us all and a kiss from us all and a kiss for Juliet.
I remain your affectionate Husband
Tell Harry I hope his appointment will turn out a satisfactory one. I am glad Essie has secured that berth.
Love to all.
Has May any news of Mrs Cummings.