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December 1st 1915 - Letter from Kathleen Sladden to her mother, Eugénie Sladden

1st December 1915
Correspondence From
Kathleen Sladden, 12 Charleville Circus, Sydenham
Correspondence To
Eugénie Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
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12 Charleville Circus
Sydenham SE

Dec 1 1915

My dear Mother

Many happy returns of your birthday and I hope very few days of the next year will be spent in bed, giving you opportunities to wear the two new French nighties which Ethel and I bought on Tuesday.

So you never heard George’s news until Monday morning. I cannot think what has happened to the post, it does get so delayed now. You ought to have heard easily by Sunday. I expect he wrote a very happy letter. He came home very happy that Friday evening, or rather early Saturday morning, as it was past midnight when he came up and told me, and between one and two o’clock in the morning when he wrote to you! I was glad to see Ethel on Tuesday though I do not know that I was really able to tell her much more than I told you in my letter about Rosie. I am going to try to see her again before I come home for Xmas and shall have second impressions to give you then. However I hope in six months or so that George may be over here again on leave and able to bring her down and introduce her to you all. I wrote and told Mela about it and heard from her today, enclosing a note to send on to George!

I hope Ethel caught her train all right on Tuesday; she had not over-much time, but enough I think. You are very glad to have her home I expect, especially as Father was not well. I do hope his cold is better now. The weather is trying, first so cold and now so damp and much warmer. This is the most trying weather of the year generally I think and the dark days are bad now; it begins to seem very much like getting up in the middle of the night. Ethel passed on to me a nice cheery letter from Boo to Betty, the first I had seen for quite a long time. I wonder where he is now. It looks rather as if he was not to go back to Gallipoli, but if he has to wait for the recall of his regiment to Lemnos en route to Serbia or elsewhere he may be there some time yet.

Well I must do a little work now, Mother dear; much love and best wishes.

Your affectionate daughter

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Envelope containing 2 sheets of notepaper
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