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November 19th 1918 - Letter from May Sladden to her sister, Juliet Sladden

19th November 1918
Correspondence From
May Sladden, Muritai, 17 Millfield, Folkestone
Correspondence To
Juliet Sladden
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Text of Letter

Muritai, 17 Millfield



Nov 19th/18


My dearest Betty


A very happy birthday to you and many happy returns of the day. I hope you will be able to meet Det tomorrow at lunchtime and perhaps go and choose the ring, or possibly you would rather give yourself a day or two to think over what you would best like and to look at a few in shop windows. I am sure you will love Father’s present. Isn’t it a great thing that Peace came just in time for you to keep your birthday with no horrid thought of war in the background. I am so looking forward to our weekend, fancy seven of us, what a party!


I am scribbling this before breakfast. Last night there were of course many instructions from Ethel and I didn’t get it written. I feel a little dazed with sundry and manifold war savings jobs among other things, but I daresay I shall get through somehow.


School is perfectly horrible this term, so many away and staff short-handed. May White got influenza just as we started again and isn’t back yet. I do hope Marjory will be able to come back next term. Norah went into the nursing home yesterday, Ethel will tell you about her. We must send her a line when we are all away.


I won’t write more as I shall be seeing you. Very best wishes that you may have a long and happy and useful life before you and go on being a bright little bit of sunshine to all around you.


Your very loving sister


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1 double sheet of notepaper
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Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service
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