»  Letter: Tuesday, October 29, 1991

    E.A. Derbyshire to John & Lynette Derbyshire

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Mrs J.R. Derbyshire
Lister House  105,
Boughton Green Rd.

John & Lynette Derbyshire
91-15, Lamont Avenue,
Apt 67.  11373
Elmhurst, New York

October. 29th        Lister House

My darlings, Son & Daughter,

It isn't too bad, but I still hate bothering you & wouldn't but unfortunately it comes the same time as my quarterly Insurance & until I get my bank statement I'm a bit wary. I'm very grateful anyway

It's dark now at 4.30 pm & very dreary today. Kit died during the night & Peggy thinks Mercy won't be far behind. Kit & she were great friends & Mercy took to her bed 2 wks ago. Well Kit was 96 & Mercy 93, so what! We have another new resident with elephantine legs & very giggly

I am thinking of you both constantly & wondering how you are coping without furniture etc.. I'm using both sides of paper to lessen the weight & will get Lynn to post this on Thursday. Did Xlong sell your car? Is your cold better John? Tess rang me on Sunday & I also had Robert & Janet & the 3 children  It was nice to see them but very tiring  The two boys teased the little girl who is a little darling, but I was glad when they went! Excuse scribble I find it a bit difficult  Tess said to tell you she's going to see La Boheme with Jenny[?]  Loads of love. Write or call soon  you know how anxious I get. As always

Mother  X X X X X X