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March 12th 1916 - Letter from Kathleen Sladden to her mother, Eugénie Sladden

12th March 1916
Correspondence From
Kathleen Sladden, 12 Charleville Circus, Sydenham
Correspondence To
Eugénie Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
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12 Charleville Circus
Sydenham SE

Mar 12 1916

My dear Mother

I was glad to get your letter yesterday when I came in in the evening. They never arrive now until the second post, between one and two o'clock, so I did not have it before starting off to meet Betty. We had meant to have a prowl and talk and then tea together but the weather was so vile that we were driven to more extravagance and went to a pit. We tried to get into "Romance" but it was full, so we went on and dropped into "Peg o' my Heart" instead, a very light play, but we were quite well amused and I think did not feel like anything very heavy. We met Jack for tea afterwards. Betty was quite well; very pleased to be getting near the end of term. She is coming over here a fortnight hence for the weekend to celebrate my birthday.

I was very sorry to get the bad news of Norah. I suppose Ethel goes down tomorrow; through Reading I expect, as no one has said anything about her coming by London; it would probably be too early for me to meet her in any case. They will be very glad to have her. I expect she will find plenty to do, though you will miss her a good deal. I expect Ada will be very good though and rise to the occasion.

Cyril’s letter to Mela had been a long time coming as it was written on the 17th. You might well expect another before long I should think if there was an opportunity of sending any off at Aden.

So George had not much to say in his last letter. I expect he is interested thought to be seeing another and more attractive part of France. I am very glad Mela's patient is getting on now. I wonder how much longer she will be staying there. Today has been so much nicer. Quite a lot of us, and the air was quite balmy as we came out of church this morning. I wonder if you managed to go. The wind this evening is rather easterly again and I think of Father and commiserate with this, what with Kent and all! However it really makes one hope Spring is coming back to see the snow practically all disappeared. Mary and Baby must have come in for it even worse. What an excitable, impulsive man Winston is! I think he is quite genuine and probably feels that Fisher is a big man in spite of their reactions, but he could hardly have expected to bring him back like that; and if he is so difficult to get on with as many people say it is better not I should think. Balfour was delightful, wasn't he? He can do that sort of thing perfectly.

With much love to you all.
Your affectionate daughter

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