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An old letter:

 

letter written in the 1920s from Brenda, (my mother), to her mother.

letter written in the 1920s from Brenda, (my mother), to her mother.

reverse side or letter

reverse side or letter

 

This letter was discovered after my mother’s death. It describes her train journey, and seeing a Chinese lady with her crying daughter. Obviously pants were not commonly worn in those days! Letter writing was encouraged at an early age.

Spelling was obviously something to be learnt! (Using ink and getting blots; I remember getting 4/10 for writing, as I was left handed too, and blots were a total no no). It sounds as if Brenda was with Lillian and Chloris, as they don’t get a mention at the end of the letter. They must have had a wonderful time with their grandparents in Hobart. It was a days journey by train from Devonport to Hobart at that time.