August 17th 1889
We went to some sports at the Barracks on Tuesday, and there was a race, and the soldiers ran with buckets of water on there [sic] heads, and they had to run it in 30 seconds. We went by boat to Margate on Friday. Auntie Fanny and Uncle Charlie met us on the pier and drove us to Westgate, we went down to the sands a little while before dinner, but the tide was high before we had to go in. In the afternoon we went on green for about a quarter of an hour and then May, Winnie and I rode upon donkeys and Lily on a pony. At tea-time we came home by train.
August 20 – Grandma has not been very well lately. If it is fine today, Auntie Fanny and two of the cousins are coming here by boat and Auntie and May and I are going to meet them on the pier. On Thursday we are going to have a picnic at Margate. Cousin Lee sends you her love.
Your loving daughter
Mary Kathleen Sladden