17 August 1916 – Paul to Gertrude

17 Aug


c/o G.P.O.

17 Aug.


Dearest Mother

V. many thanks for your letter. And here’s to wish you many happy returns of your birthday- & God bless and keep you for years to come.

I wrote Ruth a line for hers – & I’m glad to hear she has started her work again- But I thought she was going to Guy’s Hospital!

Yes – both Sheina & Jim have written to me & told me about the wedding- They want me to be best man – but I can’t possibly get away I’m afraid-

So glad to hear Topher is fit – how awful the bathing arrangements must be- I thought they were much better than that-

We are having another Regatta soon – Oh! I am sending you a little silver oar which I won last time- will you take care of it for me- might do for the treasure table in the Drawing Room-

All our fine wather seems to have vanished – such a pity-

I saw Digby the other day for a short time – he always seems so fearfully busy & important!

Now I must stop – very best love to you all

Your ever loving son


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