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August 22nd 1901 - Letter from May Sladden to her sister, Juliet Sladden

22nd August 1901
Correspondence From
May Sladden, Folkestone
Correspondence To
Juliet Sladden
Relationship to Letter Addressee
Text of Letter

By the sea

Aug 22nd

My dear little Judy Betty,

Thank you for your nice letter, we were very glad to hear all about what you have been doing.  Boo seems to be very good to you.  When you are bigger you would like to come here & play by the sea, I have seen such a lot of little boys & girls paddling & digging, some of them smaller than you.

As you wrote a letter to all three of us we are all going to write to you in one letter which will be rather a change.  I expect you like swinging with Boo in the granary.  How is black pussy & the other cat; Aunt Lottie’s cat doesn’t like being carried about like your pussy.

After two more Sundays we shall all be at home again for a little while, won’t you be glad.  We have been hearing a lot of bands playing since we have been here & have seen a lot of soldiers.

Now Detty is going to write to you.  I am very glad bunny is not buried yet, you must not forget to feed him.  If it is fine tomorrow we are going in a ship on the sea right over to France, won’t it be funny to hear all the people talking French, & see French children & French dollies in the shops.  

Did you get Boo to show you the pictures of Folkestone one Sunday?  I wonder if you blow us kisses when you go to bed.  I have nearly finished making you a new pinny, won’t you be a swell when you wear it!  Marian & Norah came & spent the day yesterday with us.  We went & heard a nice band in the morning.  How is kettle-work getting on also hemming, sewing, & reading.

With much love & kisses from May-may, [?] & Detty, to their own Judy Bettykins. 

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1 sheet of notepaper
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Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service
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