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April 1st 1899 - Letter from May Sladden to her sister, Kathleen Sladden

1st April 1899
Correspondence From
May Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
Correspondence To
Kathleen Sladden
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April 1st/99

My dear Kathleen

I must just scribble you a line to wish you a very happy Easter, I am frightfully busy today, it is three o’clock now, at half past I am going for a short bike ride with Uncle Frank round the Roman Road.

Father saw Ruth’s success in the Daily Telegraph, will you please give her my heartiest congratulations. I am awfully glad how pleased Miss Smith & everyone must be.  I suppose she is sure to be able to come & see us now.

I am looking forward to the holidays.  

I hope your exams have been nice so far.  I should like to have been at Clewer this Easter but I should not like not to have been at home.  I shall think of you all at Church at 8 tomorrow, I always used to like going the whole tribe off together on Easter day. I think I shall go at seven tomorrow though I don’t know whether any of the others will come then.  Clara is going at 8 to the church.  We have finished the decorations, the Church looks very nice indeed.  Mrs Keen did the chancel after all & I & Miss John’s the pulpit, Mrs Wood the font, Mrs John Kyte the lectern & Fanny Bennett the windows.  The East end looks lovely with arum lilies in the big vases & white hyacinths in the small & with plants of arum lilies & daffodils on moss in the window.  The Church is being scrubbed all over & having a regular good clean which improves it more than anything.  I do hope there will be a lot of communicants tomorrow, I shall like there to be more than last year (134 I think it was then) but I rather doubt as there were so many newly confirmed then, more than this year & they brought up the number.  I hope Mrs Nightingale will go but I am not quite sure.

Baby has rather a bad cold in her head today which makes her not quite so good as usual.

I hope Miss White is better again.  I was very sorry to hear she had not been well.

I think this weather is very trying, Mother feels it a good deal & she has been very busy all this week with spring cleaning.  We have finished all the upstairs rooms, the stairs & the schoolroom.

I must go & get ready now so goodbye.

With much love from your affectionate sister

May E Sladden  

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