May 6th 1892
My dear Mother
I am writing before breakfast because Father wants to post his letter this morning and he forgot to tell me to write last night.
We tried the white ducks eggs on Wednesday, they nearly all moved and we heard some quacks, they hatch tomorrow. All the other chicken are getting on well: there have been no deaths in the family.
Baby is so jolly now: when he comes into your room in the morning he says “Mamma in puff puff” he thinks you stop in the puff puff all the time.
We are going up to Evesham tomorrow to get him a birthday present, we have not settled yet what to get him. He calls us all dear when I say good morning to him he says “Morny May dear”.
I am glad you were not very ill on the sea. Kathleen and Ethel say they will write next time and they send you a hundred big kisses and a great deal of love.
With love and kisses from us all I remain
your loving daughter
May Eugénie Sladden