My dear Mrs. Loney
Thank you very much indeed for the Christmas gift you so kindly sent us. Everything was most acceptable, and the children enjoyed the sweets very much. It was really most kind of you to send it all. And now I can tell you that Ted arrived here last Friday. We were pleased to see him and have enjoyed his company. He kindly brought us tea, cheese and sweets, so we consider ourselves very lucky to have his gifts as well as yours. Bill Brassington spent most of yesterday with him and I think they had a pleasant time. I hope you are feeling well, and also hope that you all had a pleasant Christmas. And we wish you a very happy New Year. We hope to hear that Mrs. Coppens' husband has arrived in Vancouver. He must have had a terrible time in Java. With kind regards from us all.