E A Derbyshire
Lister House, 105 Boughton
Green Rd, Kingsthorpe
John & Lynette Derbyshire.
15 Chestnut Street,
Hi my darlings, Mummy, Daddy, Nennie, Daniel, Boris and any other members of the family I don't know about! Sending you loving thoughts across the sea & through the air waves. John, the London Marathon is on & I've watched them on the Isle of Dogs, past the "Cutty Sark" which reminded me of my visit there when I sayed with you. How long ago? I can't remember, John, I'm feeling very mean & very guilty, when I spoke to you Friday I think I was whinging sorry love I hate myself for upsetting you, its this place is so depressing I look around & see such vapid & miserable faces but at least I can go to my own room where all my family are & think of the good & happy times you give me & still give me with your love & care. Your weekly calls cheer me up with news of Rose & the children Forgive me, son, I feel so useless & a burden to you all, one you can do without, I'll try to be more positive & cheerful in the future. We had 2 deaths in the past week, one little old lady, also named Rose, I was quite fond of her, she was always cheerful & chatty, so were her son & his wife. They always stopped & had a word with me if I saw them She went very suddenly wonderful for her, but I really miss her, she was a dear old soul, one of the nicer ones ah! well inevitable she was 96 Auntie Win is 90 on the 21st & apart from Mu & Fred has no one of her own. It is a beautiful Spring day, sun shining, though a bit chilly. Rose, the daffodils are over, tulips out, birds are courting & it's quite funny to watch them the cock bird chasing the little hen & now & then she turns & looks back to see if he's still there I hope your weather has improved.
Not much news, I rang Tess again & she seemed more cheerful I think quite a bit is green eyed monster, though I can see both sides she is at a critical stage, I think Rose will understand I shall be glad when the baby comes & I hope they put the brakes on then! Two babies are enough in these times They are a very expensive & worrying. lots of love given & received I know. Love you all dearly & pray for your happiness & well being every minute Always in my heart & thoughts Loads of love to all, hugs & kisses to my little darlings & to my Big Ones. Mother & Nanna. X X X X X X
- A Sunday.
- Should be 91. I have Auntie Win's birth date from Cousin Terry as April 22, 1906. See also following letter.
- The future Tully McLeish, born August 1997.