100 Letters of Love
Letters 9 & 10


Knocknalomon
Rathmore
June 12, 1922
My Dear Hub
As I promised I would write you by next mail here it is.† Well I hope it is not too warm for you so far as I shall never forget 4 of July last year.† It is far different here.† We are having it very nice at present not too warm.† Tell me how Birt [sic] likes the States or does he prefer England to live in?† Yes I would be pleased if you send me some of that writing paper as that also is expensive here although [sic] I wrote you for money for the pony I hardly think I will buy one as I hate spending the money.† It is too hard earned.† I have only been on the donkey car once that was the day I went to Killarney so you see I have not been out much.† To Rathduane [pronounced raw-dwon] I go to hear mass.† I donít mind the kneeling their [sic] itís the dust I get on my clothes that worries me as I spend half the day brushing them afterwards and I cant go their [sic] in old things as they watch the fauk (folk?).† Well we are going alone fine† T. G.† but I am very sorry I did not see to my lower set of teeth before I came away.† Now I know they are too heavy for my gums the platinum and I told Holmes about it.† I also broke a tooth on the upper plate and swallowed it with candy the [evening] I was on my way home from Cork to Malloro.† Believe me I put wishes on the party that gave me the bulls eyes some people that Mike met going down.† I said hard luck well we will come from those losses.† I hope I fouond it was loose on the boat and I should have been more careful.† Well how is the Sugar house and Chapman?† Does he owe you for last week?† I think he does donít laugh.† I hope Anna is with you people yetótry and make her stick around.† Nancy is quite busy here.† Grandma brought her a slate and pencil from town.† Well I think this will be all let me know how often you have received my letters weekly or more.

With fondest love from us three, your loving wife, Belle.

xxx Nancy
xxx Sheila
xxx Ma Ma

Sheila is fine also and and is only getting so big only to day.† I am writing Miss Ward.† Did you give Thompson his picture?† I promised one also his friend.


Knocknalomon
†June 15, 1922
My Dear Hub
Your welcome letter no. 11 [received] yesterday with check enclosed.† It was quite a surprise.† I had to look a second time as I had expected only two.† Many many thanks indeed it is quite a lot of money 20L.† You would never have that much if you worked in Ireland so now I feel better that I have a little extra pocket money.† I will be glad when I get the crib, as Nancy is some kicker at the foot of my bed.† She has been sleeping and I know it, Sheila hardly ever moves.† She is the best baby you ever knew wants to be out all the time and sleeps 2 to 3 hours every afternoon and then from 10 until 9 a.m. T. G.† She is keeping as fat as ever.† I am going to Millstreet tomorrow and if I cant find shoes to suit her I will ask you send me on a par the others are wearing very good.† I am also going to have the shoemaker make Nancy a pair as the shop shoes here are no good.† The weather is quite changeable so I got to be careful.† Be sure and send me all the news.† I bought a [dozen] postal for my friends at 1s-6d and I hate to have to spend 17- in stamps for them.† Will now close will write you by next mail.

Your loving wife,
Belle

xxx Nancy
xxx Sheila
xxx Ma Ma


Bert:† Bertram Barker, one of Leonard's brothers.

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