1 West Row Wimborne
March 8, 1942
Dear Grace and Ivy
I daresay you think it very mean of me not to have answered any of your nice letters. I enjoyed reading them but I am very long winded writing back.
Well my dears I have seen your cousin Leslie. He is a nice young man and I am sure you are both proud of him as a cousin. I expect he will be coming to Irene's again. I think they enjoyed themselves only it was so bitterly cold. I don't know if Irene has written to you. She said the other week I must write to Canada.
We have no room here but if Irene could not have had them we would have managed somehow.
I am so sorry you have lost your Uncle Alf. I hope your mother is not fretting herself ill. It is a thing that comes to us all. I hope he did not suffer much. I expect he worked very hard. Your Aunt Sarah has worried a lot about him this last year or so. She wished he had married and had someone at home to look out to him. I have heard how you and mother did all you could for him. You have that consolation. You must try and cheer your mother all you can.
Cheerio. God bless you all. Your loving Aunt Alice.