Thanks awfully for the Daily Sketches…

D Higgins 1915 IWMMy Dearest Mother                                                  5th June 1916

Thanks very much for the War loan receipt which I enclose ready signed. Please put it back in my P.G. book as I don’t want it out here.

Thanks awfully for the Daily Sketches: I enjoyed them no end and am eagerly looking forward to the next batch.

I was amused about the Staleys: they are indeed a mischievous pair. Thank you so much for being so good about the Thermos: the case is quite all right. I wish you would let it be a birthday present though as I don’t feel it is right to have such an expensive toy just for an occasional present.

I long to see the double lilac: also we have nothing so swishy as that in our garden: it is getting on splendidly and full of promise, though everything is rather behind hand and since we have been up here we’ve had nothing but wind and rain. All the same we all feel much more full of go and energy up here in this bracing air, away from the stuffy old Rue St Lo. I miss our flat and the quay most awfully, but still one can’t have everything.

I could write reams about the new hospital, but it is late and I have to get up at 6.15am as we now have brekker at 7am.

Goodbye for the present and my very best love

Your loving daughter Dorothy

p.s. I haven’t heard about my leave yet. I’ll write and tell you as soon as I do.

The glymiel stockings etc. arrived today.


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Mrs T

Beyond the day job, and the garden, I love to delve into local and family history. While pursuing one project other snippets frequently distract me, resulting in the eclectic mix of tales from the past found here.

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