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Date: February 12th 1919
To
Mother
From
Nettie
Letter

Park House

Parkside Road         

Reading

Feb. 12/19

Dearest Mother,

Got such size Canadian mail this week. Letters from you and father of January 26th, a long one from Jean and a card from [?]. It was quite awhile since I had heard from you, so I was delighted to get it. It was nice hearing from father too and I [?] [?] his specifically. It is over a week now since I have written you but [?] now is so cold that my fingers get numb if I try to write and if you go into the [?] [?] there is such a [?] that it is hard to concentrate. This evening though [?] is rather quite [?] 4 of us, so I am trying to get a bit written. I haven’t done any thing very exciting since I last wrote. I had a [?] day on Sunday and walked out to Miss [?]. It was a beautiful day, though [?], so I enjoyed the walk very much also my tea. The [?] [?] [?] day and I were in [?] and bricks at some [?] I gave such a pretty one – a black [?], with [?] and flowers on it – the flowers are red and mauve. It was only 2/6 a yard and I got 25 yds. That ought to be enough for a living room [?] it. I am not going to use it for curtains but I hope to have a nice big chesterfield some day so wanted to have plenty. I can get plain [?] [?] [?] for curtains, that [?] the [?] [?] [?] with it. It is 15 (1.68 a yard) quite wife. I could [?] it, so I think I will get some. I am sure in [?] be $2 or $3 a yard at home. I am going to get some brown brick chairs, not [?] here though and with a few pieces of nice mahogany like an old desk and a [?] or two. I hope to have quite a nice looking living room. Did I tell you Buff wants me to build [?] to them so we can have a garage [?] [?] the one man to look after the cars. Quite a nice idea isn’t it. I am sure I can get [?] and napkins much cheaper over here, any way. [?] and I are going to get some wholesale through M K + A’s. Have a letter from [?] the other day. He is still in [?]. I was rather hoping to get down to see him for a week. My time is up at the hospital and I expected to get away this week, but [?] seems to want me to stay so I don’t mind. [?] as I supposed you know is in hospital in London. I had a letter from him the other day he said a good [?] would soon fix him up. I am going up to London on Friday my half day to see him and will write and let you know how he broke. You would laugh if you could see me getting around London alone. I can go anywhere by [?] and also am quite at home on the busses. I haven’t got my [?] yet, but [?] think I will get a [?] [?] check. I [?] such a smart black satin [?] but I told you about that. How do you think I would look in a guy dress for [?] [?]. Am going to have a look around for one. What a gay time you must have had in Montreal. I am sure it did you heaps of good. So glad you are having that door put on my room. Did I tell you [?] will be able to come back on the same boat with me. He ought to be in England by the end of March so we may be home in April. Must get to bed now. Will write to father tomorrow.

Lovingly,

Nettie

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