»  Letter: Monday, October 18, 1993

    E.A. Derbyshire to Lynette Derbyshire

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E. A. Derbyshire
Lister House
105 Boughton Green Rd
Kingsthorpe,  Northampton
England  NN2 7LS

Lynette Rose Derbyshire & John
15 Chestnut Street
New York 11743

18th October        Monday

My dearest Rose,

My heart is heavy for you in your grief. I am so very, very sorry. I wish I could think of some special words to say to comfort you, I truly love you very much & you are in my thoughts every moment. I wish I could have known your mother too, I'm sure she knows you are in good hands  I know John will be a tower of strength to you, he loves you very much. Darling, the pain of your loss will ease with the passing of time, it's very hard to try & understand why these tragadies happen, I pray & have done every minute for you & your mother for a miracle to happen, so you could see each other again & her dear little grand daughter. Don't think you are alone darling, I've let Muriel know & she is writing to you & I'll ring Noel tonight & Judith. Everyone here is sad for you & your family, I wish I could write to your Father, but please tell him how much I grieve for you all at this sad time. If there is an afterlife Rosie we shall all meet one day, I like to think there is though I say I am not religous there must be some meaning to it all. I wish you had someone near to you as well as John to help you through this sad time  I feel so useless & helpless, but hold on my love, the dark days will pass, believe me. You will never forget your dear mother but remember her with love & good memories Rose. (I still talk to my Mum.) I will pray for you darling & ask Whoever our Gods are to comfort & help you in your distress. Sincere & loving thoughts are flowing from me to you across the air waves  Lots of love, Your second Mother.

Love to the little one & John.

God Bless you.


Darling Rose, It's now Tuesday morning, every time I woke in the night I instantly thought of you & was glad to think John was home with you.
X X X  Love.