friday, Aug 30
Dear Muriel & Fred
Just a Line to Let you know I Ham OK. Just having Brisket Ham & Egg. But it up set Me When you Told Me Man Was Not Coming Back for A Month. It is Nice to Have All the Bed to your Self, No Grones Panes in your Ears. That All for Now. Dont you think I Ham geting Better.
All for Now. Lots of Love from Dad
Muriel & Fred XXXX
Having Pelenery of Bits
I Go Round Nights & Have Couple of Hours with Harrer & Win
But Nothing to Drink
No Winers Coming My Way
- There is no year given on the letter, but August 30 fell on a Friday only in 1946 and 1957. The latter date is almost certainly the right one. Grandad Knowles would have been 84 at this point.
- He would have said "Mam," meaning his wife. She seems to have been hospitalized, though I don't know why.
- "Plenty of bits"? Some reference to food, I'd guess.
- That is, my uncle Harold and his wife, who must have been living in Hednesford at the time.
- Grandad loved his ale. I don't know what the reference is here — perhaps the doctor had warned him off it. If so, I doubt the abstention lasted long.
- "Winners" — on the horses, he means.