»  Letter: Sunday, September 24, 1995

    E.A. Derbyshire to John & Lynette Derbyshire

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From
E. A. Derbyshire
C
o Lister House
105 Boughton Green Rd.
Kingsthorpe, Northampton
NN2 7SU.  England

To
John and Lynette R. Derbyshire
15, Chestnut Street.
Huntington NY 11743.
U.S A.

Sunday September 24th 1995

My Darlings John & Rose & children,

Sunday morning 
It's dull, raining & not very warm. John, thank you for your letter, I'm so proud of you, and thank you for sending me the review of your book, it sounds ver promising, I've shown it to Peggy and she sends her congratulations and best wishes, she thinks you & Rose & children are a lovely family & tells all her friends about you and some of them ask to come and see me! They look at my pictures and are really interested, so you see already, you'r quite well known here  You'll be famous yet!!  and Rose and children very much admired. There is a harvest festival service on TV with the old H.V. hymns on. How my mind travels back to my girlhood, going to church with my mother and ogling the choir!!  I have Uncle Harold on my mind and think how sad to have no one to attend his funeral, of the family I mean. He was a nice man & very friendly  We were always good friends but sadly his wife was man mad & broke his heart many times with her antics. Ha! Well he's at peace now. I don't know how he's lived so long with the dreadful injuries he got from the burns accident years ago. I rang Tess[1] on Saturday, she's hoping to work up to Xmas, but says they are coming soon. Rose dear it was lovely to have a chat with you and hear your news. I know life is very hectic for you, John said Daniel is sleeping better now. It will get better darling, and you seem to be coping well, put your feet up when you can, you are always in my thoughts and prayers  John tells me you are going to Washington for a few days soon. You will enjoy that I hope  I wish I was young enough and fit enough to have the children now & then to give you & John time on your own. Old age irks me so much. John, Peg took us to Pitsford yesterday, it was lovely to get out fo an hour.

           Lots of love to you all, Mum.   X X X X

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  Notes

  1. Pregnant with Kesta at this point.