Friday 13th March 1953
The days seem to fly past each week & I get nothing done – each week I think I will write you a nice long letter & each week I find I am so late that I had better just send off one of these. I got your Air Letter mailed on the 2nd yesterday- thank you so much for it. The only B.P. in it was a query as to whether Cec ever reads your letters now! Sometimes yes & sometimes no! When there is a bit about people you meet & go & see etc. he gets very fogged as he can never remember who is who, & then he gives up, but mainly he reads them & enjoys hearing your comments! Talking of people you meet & relatives etc. you were asking in one of your last letters about whether to give Yvonne my address & tell her to come & see me or not. Well, I feel that maybe it is mean & inhospitable of me, but I think better not, Mummy. I am sorry for her & think she has had a miserable time & will find it very difficult to settle down over here, & if she were on her own I wouldn’t mind, but the sister with the rotten husband living here is too much! I think really we have plenty to cope with at the moment, & I’d hate to get involved in a family with a husband like that- poor girls- they certainly had poor luck, didn’t they?
I was very sorry to hear that Marga hasn’t been well & has gone into hospital for a check up. I do hope it is nothing serious & that she will soon be well again. She seems to run a lot on a sort of nervous energy which must take it out of her, so I do hope it is only a good rest that she needs. I think I must have got a baby congratulation card from A. Ettie, as I have her down on my writing list, but can’t find a letter from her at the moment! I got Christmas cards from Monie & Mill, but not Margs.
We have been doing a little entertaining recently, as I felt as if I’d never see anyone unless I did, so a week ago tonight we had Ruth & Keith to dinner. They are the couple in Cec’s Lab. who got married last summer – we had them to bridge in Eastview once. Then on Wed. we had Joan to dinner – she is Dr. Herzberg’s pretty secretary – I have met her at a lot of the Lab. “do’s” & like her – a lot of her slightly “sarky” remarks remind me of Dottie! Tomorrow Jim & Lee & Barry are coming over at tea time & staying overnight with us. Their old car isn’t running now & so it is very difficult for us to arrange just an evening & anyway, Lindy & Barry have such a good time together that we wanted them to have a little time to play. Lindy is always talking of “Dim, Lee & Barry” & Lee says Barry talks of Linda every day.
Lindy is beginning to get to the stage when she really will play with other children now I think (not Darryl!). But she likes to run & “catch-oo” & play trains etc. She isn’t very tall, but very sweet & cute looking & when we go out everyone on the street & in the shops still smiles at her & says “Isn’t she sweet”! She is very independent & likes to walk by herself when we are out. She will walk behind the pram & in front of me “helping Mummy push Charlie”! Then she will leave that & go trotting along & say “Dindy running – Dindy walk”! We went to Joanisse this morning in the rain! Such a business getting all 3 of us ready – a good 1/2 hour! Don’t you remember Mr. Dube? The little P.O.- drug store- toy shop past Joanisse on the other side? He was the man in the cutting I sent you, who was robbed. Lindy says “Mr. Dube” very nicely!
I was very disheartened on Tuesday. Charlie’s surgeon, Dr. Wilson, says that he will need another operation and suggested April or May so that he will be a little bit older. He says this one won’t be nearly so serious but I feel so upset for the little poor little fellow. He is so good & full of chuckles & little squeals & doing so well but I know it has to be done. Must stop- Lindy sends a “kisse” & “cuddle” and xxx from Charlie. Lots of love from us all- Cyn.