My Dearest Wife,
I hope the wedding went off nicely and I suppose the weather was fine, it has been lovely here of late.
Cynthia Savory has returned looking very well, they just came in this morning after service.
There are a few roses coming out and the plants are growing fast a shower now would do them good, we do some spraying every evening to keep the aphis under.
Mr Collier is going away on Tuesday for a change he does not seem up to much work as yet and, as you know, is easily knocked back. May is going to ask Hildegarde to tea in a day or two and get her to go for a cycle ride afterwards. The last school board meeting went off pretty quietly, they are going to allow Mr Price to give religious instruction once a week instead of twice!
When you go to Clewer try and see Miss Smith and elicit from her what she thinks best for Kathleen to attempt in the future, you had better intimate to her that we shall be unable to send her to college unless she gets a pretty good scholarship. It is your turn to write to George & Ethel this week, however you will I suppose be seeing the latter, I think May will write to her perhaps so that she may not be without a weekly letter.
I will enclose Arthur’s letter just received, you will see the confirmation is definitely fixed for 23rd inst. The rose L’Ideal against the wall has some lovely buds just opening.
It is very nice to think you will be home in a few days, I don’t like being without you long my darling wife.
With much love in which all at home join
Your affectionate Husband