My dearest Wife,
In case I should be pressed for time before post to-morrow I will write a few lines, for you to receive on your birthday, while I have leisure this evening but as you will be seeing Ethel before you receive this I shall leave most of the general news for her to relate.
Many happy returns of the day dear wife and I am so thankful that you seem so much better and stronger than you were earlier in the year and indeed, I think twelve months ago, now you must take care not to overdo it and especially to avoid taking cold.
I wonder if Polly will be able to go to Harlesden with you, anyway you will have Ethel to take care of you, I shall think of you all on Wednesday evening and especially of our dear little girl to whom I must write for the occasion.
We have had sharp white frosts here and a particularly raw cold wind, nearly north, this evening it is milder with a little sleet and rain. I have been writing to George this evening and to Charlotte also, I see your letters this week should be to Jack and Kathleen.
Much love to you dear and all good wishes from your affectionate Husband.
My love to Polly.
Monday 5.30 P.M.
Glad to have your letter. I am getting a clock for your bedroom as a birthday present and hope to have it in good going order for you on your return.
Much milder to-day.