»  Letter: Sunday, February 6, 1994

    E.A. Derbyshire to John & Lynette Derbyshire

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Mrs E. A. Derbyshire
Lister House  Kingsthorpe
105 Boughton Green Rd
England   NN2 74S

John & Lynette Derbyshire
15 Chestnut Street
Huntington  N Y.
11743 .   U.S.A.

Feb. 6th 1994

My darling children,

I think it's time I wrote to you, especially Rosie. Don't think I've forgotten you Rose  you are always in my thoughts & heart  The pictures of you & little Nellie are so lovely, I'm sure I shall "wear" them out, I look at them so much. Her happy little face makes me smile. She's a great credit to you Rose — and John of course — but I think as a mother you've made a great & clever little girl. She's doing so well & seems to have a great personality. John tells me you have a new friend, Rosie, I'm so happy for you, you won't feel so alone now, some-one from your own country. There's news in this week's paper that Chinese language should be taught in our schools instead of French & Spanish as our future lies with China for trade & commerce, John what do you think. Since Gerry Adams[1] visit to Washington the general feeling is one of disappointment & disillusion with Washington. though I'm afraid I don't know enough about politics to feel anything. I get sick of the rantings of politicians  some of them look more dead than alive anyway & should make way for younger men with more insight into the world as it is today. I wonder what Dad would say to it all John! It is a rough & windy day, & very cold & dull. Roll on Spring. I don't have any really interesting news darlings  The days just slip by, each one much the same as the ones before  I hope Mrs Ives comes this week  I have quite a list for her, mostly from the chemist shop & such like, light bulbs, a few stamps. Judith has her stitches out tomorrow Monday. Then it's half term, so she'll be able to take it easy a bit. I don't like week-ends  it seems everyone has visitors except me, so I shall probably have a nap when I've finished this. Rosie, dear, when you write to your father, give him my regards please. I'd write to him directly if I could. I hope your weather has improved a bit. Take care, keep warm, love & care for each other. Cuddle the princess for me, love you all very much. I'm sad when you're sad & happy when I know things are well for you. As always,


Mum  X X X



  1. An Irish gangster and assassin highly regarded by certain U.S. politicians.