Letter from Ursula Valentine to her husband John Valentine



Letter from Ursula Valentine to her husband John Valentine


Thanks him for his letter telling story and letter from station padre. Writes she is continuing spring cleaning and about flowers and plants in the garden. Mentions plans for future domestic activity.



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Two page handwritten letter


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No. 5.
Tuesday May 26

Dearest Johnnie,
We had an unexpected surprise yesterday in the shape of a box of Bassett’s Liquorice Allsorts, presumably from Roy Freeman. It was nice of him, wasn’t it?
Thanks for your letter telling of your trip with the Home Guard suffering from halitosis & the 2 Waafs, & for the letter from the Heyford padre. What a curious writing he has! Still, it is at least legible, not like some.
I have been continuing with spring-cleaning jobs, and have turned out the china cupboard and the pantry in the kitchen.
Frances is standing beside me pulling at my jumper and tickling me! I think she wants me to stop writing and to pay more attention to her. She slept well this morning & we meant to go out

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for a walk now, only it is pouring with rain.
One of the peonies is right out at last, and the irises in the front garden are in bud too – they are yellow ones I see. The plants we brought from the allotment are going to flower too. I saw a sweet story the other day of a small girl who, on seeing a peacock for the first time, called out “O mummy come quickly, one of the chickens has bloomed!”
I’m going to make a determined attempt to get the back room painted before we go away for the weekend, so that it has a good long time to harden; but first of all I must get some meths to make the blow-lamp work – and it’s raining something horrid!
Frances says I [underlined] must [/underlined] stop writing & play with her or else - ! So goodbye my dearest one
The pencil marks are special kisses from Frances – all her own work!
Yours always Ursula.



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