…Copy of Letter from Florence, daughter of William Reid of Hazel Glen, to her sister Ada. September 3, 1892…
Sept 3 1892
I wish you very many happy returns of your birthday and hope you will enjoy this one very much; though I think you would enjoy it better still if we had you here. Fancy having Miss Hows here it seems so strange; she has brought to (sic) packets of lollies one for father and one for us, and we are fighting over them like fun. Papa is trying to bribe Edith to make him some hop beer with his lollies, by what means he will accomplish that feat is beyond me, as Edith is not willing. Edith and Miss Hows are going over to the Macfarlanes (‘Ardchattan’) tomorrow if it is fine. Miss Hows will only stay till Monday or Tuesday she seem (sic) to me to look so much older and about half a yard shorter if possible.
Miss Waugh and I rode over to Drapers (‘Charnwood’) yesterday and we got some lovely flowers, I would like to send you a few of them the garden was a perfect picture, and I had rather a bit of fun when we came away; Miss Waugh is the biggest duffer at getting on a horse that ever was, well she asked for a chair whereupon Miss Draper at once calls ‘Jemmie’ and out comes Mr Jimmie Draper looking very shy and after great deal of nonsence (sic) he managed to hoist her up and then he flew without even saying good-bye. Miss Waugh has a picture of you all cut and dried have you got one of her too. Goodbye dearest Ada with heaps of love and kisses from
Your loving sister Florence
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