»  Letter: Sunday, October 9, 1994

    E.A. Derbyshire to Lynette Derbyshire

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From
Mrs E. A. Derbyshire
105, Lister House, Kingsthorpe
Northampton    England

Happy Birthday Lynette  X X

To
Lynette Derbyshire
15, Chestnut Street
Huntington
N.Y. 11743.
U.S.A.

October 9th.

Darlings,
It's Sunday again  the sun is shining but it's quite frosty & cold
I am much better  my legs a bit wibbly-wobley, but otherwise I'm fine. I loved hearing about little Nellies latest exploits, I try to picture her in my mind, helping her Mummy with the washing & tidying up.  and her progress with the pot.  it will come I can assure you, it takes a lot of patience & encouragement & praise when it happens, she's a fast learner  Bless her & I think highly intelligent which says a lot for her Mummy & Daddy!! My writing is very bad, as my fingers are increasingly arthritic & I have a job to hold the pen
Judy & Phil have gone to Marlborough for the weekend to stay with Phils sister. I imagine they've taken Ada with them  I don't know only guessing. Judy doesn't say very much  She popped in for about 10 minutes Friday morning, she's had a very heavy cold & is quite chesty, but says she's going back to school tomorrow. Rosie dear I have enclosed this cutting  thought it might interest you. I hope your visitor will enjoy his stay with you & you will have a happy time together. Give my regards to your father Rose when you write to him  I should really like to meet him but that seems highly unlikely, however I do think of him & your other family  Rose, I'm sure they are longing to see you & Nellie.

Well, darlings its nearly lunch time & I want Lynda — a nice helpful carer — to post this letter, so you will get it in time[1] Rose.

Love my littlest darling for me, love you all very much,

     As always

X X X X X X X  Mother

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  1. In time for Rosie's birthday on October 15, presumably.