Letter to John Valentine from his wife Ursula



Letter to John Valentine from his wife Ursula


Catches up with news of family/friends. Writes of daily activity and gardening.



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Two page handwritten letter


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Oct. 22nd Felmersham
Darling Johnnie I rang up Sidney Scroggie this morning, he is still at Aylesbury but will be going home on leave on Thursday. I said we'd hoped he'd come for the weekend & he thanked us & we parted with mutual expressions of good will. So I've written to invite Barbara instead & I must admit I'm not sorry Scroggie isn't coming, it would have been a terrific palaver fetching him & taking him back with taxis here & there, & I didn't know if he'd have enjoyed himself much in a strange house. So its all turned out for the best. It remains to be seen whether Ba can come.
I haven't done anything very notable today, just the cleaning, washing & ironing. There was no mail. I've washed my hair & Frances's. I tried to get a rear lamp for my bike but they'd sold out. However there should be more this week. I find that back brake awfully stiff to operate & I do notice it dragging a bit when its not supposed to be on, so perhaps we could adjust it again a bit next weekend.
How about digging up the whole of the front lawn & having a sunk garden with rockery? And suppose we got some bricks from the kiln up the road to make the wall on the other side of 'the drive'? How about it?? I do hope you've managed to get back to the Hospital & that your bike is safe & sound.
Lots of love from us both, Ursula



Ursula Valentine, “Letter to John Valentine from his wife Ursula ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 26, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/20509.

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