My Dear Ethel,
As I shall be at a Conservative League meeting to-morrow evening and at Pandy the following one I think I had better write your letter this evening. I am glad you had fine weather at Byfleet and no doubt you both enjoyed the little outing. Mother heard from Miss Heath (the matron) a day or two ago she said Dip was getting on well and that he was not a good patient that he deserved to get on quickly, she said he rather grudged his lost time however as it is his left side I hope he will be able to write as soon as he can sit up and then he will be able to resume some work.
We had quite a long letter from Georgie to-day he said he was going to write to Kathleen, he was only 13th in form but said he meant to improve upon that next time. I am glad you were pretty high again this week. May says that Lily Wood was delighted to have your letter. Baby has been scarcely so good the last few days but I fancy there is a tooth troubling her, she trots along quite well with the aid of two fingers, everyone remarks how well she looks and how fast she grows.
Jack has just sold the last couple of young ducks for 5/- I think we may have a couple of chicken soon ourselves and there are more fit to kill, the hens still lay a little, about 2 eggs a day is the present average.
We are promised our photo proofs this week, I hope they will turn out well, May has at last received the remainder of hers.
We are having a new small copper put in the back kitchen much to Mrs Nightingale’s joy, also you will be glad to hear the dining room bells are mended.
I am glad you found Auntie fairly well and no doubt the change at St Leonards did her good Mother will like to hear from her especially since you girls have been there. Auntie Lottie talked of going to Eastbourne for two or three days this week, if Grannie was pretty well again, the latter’s digestion had been upset and she has been quite poorly. I expect you have had a good peep at the papers so will be up in the news of recent date.
With love to you both
your affectionate Father