Thursday, 31 July 2014

Holiday correspondence

"July 31st:
The beginning of the holidays signalled, as usual, by the making of appointments with dentist and doctor. …

Spend much time writing to, and hearing from unknown mothers whose sons have been invited here by Robin, and one grandmother, with whose descendant Robin is to spend a week.   Curious impossibility of combining dates and trains convenient to us all, renders this whole question harassing in the extreme.  Grandmother, especially, sends unlimited letters and telegrams, to all of which I feel bound to reply -- mostly with civil assurances of gratitude for her kindness in having Robin to stay.
Very, very difficult to find new ways of wording this -- moreover, must reserve something for letter I shall have to write when visit is safely over."

Diary of a Provincial Lady  E.M. Delafield

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