Dry Hill Park
Dec 13th 1902
My dearest Father & Mother,
You must have a joint letter to bring my very good wishes to you on your silver wedding day. Very many happy returns of it, & may you have much happiness in future years to enjoy together!
Kathleen & Ethel & Juliet will have to represent the rest of us & make the presentation of the little clock we are giving you, I hope you will have some nice presents. I wonder whether the postman will remember the day, he began talking about it so long ago.
I see Arthur’s name was not among the list in today’s paper so I suppose he will go & try at Oxford this week, we must give him our best wishes there.
I shall have to go to Richmond on Thursday as Mrs Cotton will want my room. I am afraid I cannot get to London early enough to call at an agency that day, so will go to Waterloo Junction as you suggest, & straight to Richmond. I will write to Madame Aubert & suggest that I could interview any one next week. Auntie Lottie wrote & suggested I should advertise in a Folkestone paper & I sent her an advertt to put in thinking it could do no harm if it did no good.
Miss Du Pré was ill in bed Monday & Tuesday so we had quite a blissful time, but we made up for it the latter half of the week. I was in fearful hot water on Thursday & most of the others had their turn too.
I will let you know later on what day to expect me, of course it will depend on whether there is anyone to interview.
If we cannot have the dance this Christmas we must hope to have it some other time & amuse ourselves otherwise these holidays. I must post this tonight if you are to get it Monday morning so goodnight, with very much love to you both
your loving daughter
May E Sladden