»  Letter: Monday, April 3, 1995

    E.A. Derbyshire to John & Lynette Derbyshire

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

John & R. Lynette Derbyshire
15 Chestnut Street
Huntington   Ney York
11743   USA.

April 3rd

Darling Rose and John,

Herewith the promised letter. I find it very difficult to write just now  I have a job to hold the pen so excuse mistakes  I can no longer concentrate so well  Must be loosing touch  The winter seems never ending though the weather is more springlike  It's quite chilly, not warm enough to sit out. Rose, John tells me you are having waterworks trouble. Maybe the baby is causing some pressure and will clear up once he/she is born  It is a wearisome time for you and having a lively 2 yr old to cope with as well you won't have much time to rest. Put your feet up when you can. Ease up on the gardening and housework  Your health is more important  You are ever in my thoughts Rose dear as you all are, I never stop worrying about you all. John, it was nice to have a word with Wally & very gratifying to hear the nice things he said about you, of course I am very proud of you and always have been. There's nothing different here  The same humdrum days  My legs are more spastic and I need help now to get in the garden. How I hate old age and its problems  Why can't we be re-vitalised!! and be a bit of use to ones nearest and dearest. At least you have the summer to look forward to  I hope this baby will be as amiable as the Princess. I'd love to see her in her little bed  You are very wise to get her use to it now so she won't blame the baby for any changes in her life  I think she'll take it all in her stride. Mu rang yesterday and said to give you all her love and good wishes  And Rose give your father my regards when you write and your brother and family  I hope his health has improved. Have a happy restful Easter.[1] Be sure I shall be thinking of you all  Judy & Phil are taking me out to lunch, I think Tess is coming too  But not to the racecourse, I can no longer cope with stairs. Keep well and happy. Love to you all not forgeting Boris and IT.

Loving Mother   X X X X

I forgot to ask, any news on the potty front?



  1. Easter Sunday fell on April 16 in 1995.