»  Letter: Sunday, February 23, 1997

    E.A. Derbyshire to John & Lynette Derbyshire

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

John & Rose Lynette Derbyshire.
15 Chestnut Street
Huntington  N.Y. 11743 7104.

Sunday  Feb. 23rd 1997

My darling children, John, Rose, Nellie, Daniel & of course Boris.

Its 10am & I imagine you are all still tucked up in bed. It is a chilly & dreary day, so here I am. Forthwith the photograph I said I'd send you of John & Judy. John would be nearly three & Judy four & a half. John's shows were red & his little suit green & white  he was then very fair. Judy dress I'd made was very pale pink chiffon over a pink slip  she looked quite angelic. They were so alike everyone thought they were twins! The one of me was taken by Ann (carer)  I had to have 2 of [?] to claim my orange Disability Badge for the car  I now weigh  9 stone 6 lbs  & my body very wrinkled & I feel I've become a shuffling old woman!! The photographs you sent are delightful  the children just beautiful. John & Rose you look so charming both of you  I've shown them to everyone & now I'm going to put them in the last album  I always go through all the albums on Sunday so I've got you all imprinted on my mind. Rose John says you were the belle of the ball  you looked so lovely & how you danced with everyone  he felt quite a "wallflower"!!  I'm glad you enjoyed it & now you have a really new care.  Take care, Be happy.  XXXXX.    love to all.  MUM  XXXXXX