14th Aug 1918 Education books

//14th Aug 1918 Education books

14th Aug 1918 Education books

May to David Beckenham 14.8.18
My dear David,
I have just had 10 minutes’ hindrance, and I only get quarter-of an hour for writing to you. Isn’t it too bad?
Heard from Mrs Taylor this morning. The funeral is to-day at 3.30. Mrs Taylor is going and will stay the night. Mrs Day is staying at Glenroy, though I did offer to go to No 56 for the night. However, I am going there for the weekend.
The weather is simply glorious, and it is time I started to think about my second fortnight. Now, where shall we go?
Ethel is in high glee. She has won two bets from Ern – a couple of large boxes of chocolates. I helped her eat them, as a sisterly duty.
Did you know that your father used to speak of me to Mrs Taylor as “Our little daughter”? Just fancy!
This week will finish the late work. I am only staying till 7.0. When I reached home I water the garden and do a little knitting, and then it is too dark to see. I have started on Muriel’s coat.
I have already explained about the Board of Education sending you those books. Muriel had them sent free (she has a friend in that place) because I said how slow Batsfords were, and how I thought some books were going astray entirely. I must look through my correspondence with that firm, and see if they have despatched all I have ordered. I believe they take the orders and then forget, tho’ they declare it is because the permits take such a time to reach them. I feel I have neglected you lately over books, but it is because we have had so much to do.
Next year we shall be spending our holidays together.
Goodbye for the present.
May

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