My dearest Wife,
May’s letter and diary, which I enclose, came by this morning’s post but as I was going to a C.C. meeting at Worcester I had no time to get through them till too late for this evening’s post. There seems to be a sheet of diary missing (131 & 132) Apr 18th & 19th and either she omitted to put it in or it has got into one of the several other letters she was posting.
Ethel had a further description of the wedding beyond that contained in the diary, which you can see on your return, we shall be very glad to get you back on Wednesday and no doubt you will let us know by what train to expect you. I am glad that you will have an opportunity of seeing Fred and Florence, give my love to them and say I hope Florence has recovered thoroughly from her illness.
I hope the ordination went off nicely. I expect you enjoyed the opera with Mary and I hope if Polly has been to-day with you to the Academy that she will be none the worse for it. Cyril looks very well and seems to have been fairly satisfied with his paper this afternoon, to-morrow & Wednesday he has 3 hours morning and afternoon, Thursday, morning only. I was kept late at my meeting to-day so came home with him by the 5.35 we encountered Mr Beibitz who travelled with us in the train on his way to Oxford, he was much as usual.
Kathleen wrote to George in the train on Sunday and the letter came a 2 P.M. to-day. I have not yet seen it as he went over to Wickhamford this afternoon and has not yet returned, I hope she will secure a suitable post before long.
Old William Smith of the Evesham Journal, died suddenly on Saturday, he was in rather failing health of late. I hope Anna will soon be all right again she has seemed so well of late. Little Judy is almost counting the hours before “Mother” comes and she is not the only one who will be ready with a warm welcome!
Your loving Husband
Tuesday morning. George has received a notice from the Civil Service Commissioners that have granted certificate of qualification and forwarded it to the Ecclesiastical and he is to put himself into communications with the latter body so medical and all other requirements are go now. Duty satisfied.