Mrs J.R. Derbyshire
62, Friars Avenue
Mr John Derbyshire
126, Stevens Avenue
New York 10595
June 28th 78
My dear Son,
It seems this might be my last letter to you at your present address. I'm sure Tom will understand, I know he values you very highly. I had hoped you had made a little niche for yourself, but you know best dear & we are longing to see you. It just upsets me to think of you "bumming" around as you put it, I worry about you, & your health & safety, so I hope you will come straight home, even if you go off again in September. Only because I love you so much. Poor Kathie I can understand how she feels, I hope life will be kind to her & her family.
By this time you should have heard from Judy, who was going to get information for you from her bank. Dad has been to Barclays today & they say you can transfer your money & no tax on it now. Only if you work here & have a tax form to fill in next April you would have to declare any savings then. I think you would be wise to transfer to a bank here love. You should have your money where you can get at it easily. If you do go to Hong-Kong you can transfer again or we can draft money to you. Don't ever be penniless John, I haven't got much, but I could always help you if necessary, to tide you over. I can't bear to think of you being destitute & insecure With your brains this should never happen. I think you will leave quite a gap in Valhalla, a lot of people like you. The weather here is foul, no summer at all yet, lets hope its keeping it till you come. Allan now lives in California & Tessa will be there from July 24th to August 21st so if you do go there I'll get his address for you. They're quite excited about you coming home. Judy got her Dip. Ed. & is now considering a Deputy Head for next year. Give my regards to all, I shall never forget my weeks spent there & the nice folks I met & the many kindnesses.
I won't write again till I hear from you. Take care my love.
Always in my thoughts
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