Letter From M Smith 1934

Chilton St James
Lower Hutt


My dear Mary

Thank you very much for your kind letter. I wonder how many parents would remember as you do the things one tried to do for the girls! As a rule it is I think the girls themselves who remember best, some of them at any rate. It is a great pleasure to hear how successfully Constance manages her meetings. She would in the old days have been too nervous, but I think her marriage and her “good man” (as I know he is) must have given her confidence. I was really sorry not to be able to go to Mildred’s farewell party. It was nice

of you to ask me, but it was too far to attempt. I heard from aunts Minnie & Nellie & your sisters how pleasant it was & how charming Mildred (Patricia) was. It must indeed be lovely for you not to send her off alone, though she seems to have much common sense & wisdom, & to have fought her own battles well. I like the stories I hear of her kindness – I think that was always a big feature in her character from the time she was a little child. I hope she will be very happy.

John had left before your letter came so I could not show him the Bishop’s letter – a very pleasant one which I now return. It was very nice to have him & Nellie here together. With love to you all

Yours affectionately

M Smith
“Aunt Mamie”

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Letter to Mary Nelson, mother of Constance and Mildred, from the school that Constance and Mildred attended

Date published

26 January 1934

Format of the original

Handwritten letter

Creator / Author

  • M Smith

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