Author: Mum Date: 09/10/95 2:44PM Priority: Normal To: 'S' Subject:
Dear S, Jack and Brady,
Before I forget, will you please change the address on my bank accounts at Barclays, because the statements will go to your old house. I went to choose the paint for the back bedroom yesterday, so my beautiful granddaughter will have a lovely fresh room to sleep in when you’re here. Also, I found the under sheet I use to use for you and J when you were both little – so piddle didn’t go through onto the mattress.
Aunty Tia isn’t coming for our Aunt and Uncle’s 50th Wedding Anniversary now, she has to have her gall bladder out. I know that sounds bad, but we were all very relieved that it was JUST her gall bladder, as it didn’t look good for 24 hours – however, all will be well, they have to get the inflammation down before they can operate, as they want to do it the keyhole way which is a lot less painful for her. She certainly has had a doing of it my poor sister, hasn’t she?
I didn’t do much over the holidays, arranged to have the kitchen redone, getting it re-laminated and the bench raised, so that you can’t see the mess from the front door and it will hide the bench top dishwasher too, can’t wait, as I think it will make a tremendous difference to the look of the place. Also changed the furniture around, so that we will all be able to sit down at the table in comfort and we will have room for Brady-Bugs high chair.
Lots and lots and lots of love to you all.
Author: Mum Date: 10/10/95 12:12PM Priority: Normal To: 'S' Subject:
Happy third of a year birthday to my beautiful granddaughter. I hope you have a lovely day, I can’t believe you are four months old.
Aunty Tia is still waiting for the operation, she is feeling much brighter, but the sooner they remove it, the better.
Lots and lots of love
Author: Mum Date: 16/10/95 3:18PM Priority: Normal To: 'S' Subject:
Aunty Tia is having her gall bladder removed tomorrow, hopefully she will feel better after that. I feel a bit guilty, because she always said that the gall bladder problem had to be mine after her cancer battles. Your grandmother had gall bladder problems, it’s hereditary, you’ll probably get it.
What colour is Brady’s bedroom? Did you go to Devon for the weekend, as I rang and got the machine. I have sent you two letters which contain other letters, could you please post them for me – a couple are reply paid and just send the others second class – thought I would enquire about canal holidays, as I have always wanted to take a trip on a canal boat. Could be interesting!!!!
The 50th Wedding Anniversary went really well. I bought them a compote with a gold ring around it and included you on the card – a compote is a glass dish on stem – rather like a large champagne glass, you use it for flash dinner parties for petit fours or sweets. Do you know what petit fours are? Anyway, it was nice to see all my cousins again and they are all anxious to see you, Jack and Brady, so perhaps we might have a BBQ one day when you are here. Aunty Tia is going to use her ticket and come down when you are here, so she can see Brady and you too of course. J is taking holidays for the whole time you are here. I will probably have to work for the last week of school up until the 21st of December.
Author: Mum Date: 17/10/95 4:33PM Priority: Normal To: 'S' Subject:
Jack’s parents new place sounds just gorgeous. How are they handling not seeing the grandchildren all the time? Your nephew’s death has affected them deeply hasn’t it.
Aunty Tia is fine, Uncle Rus rang me this afternoon and said that Professor Strong had spoken to him after the op and said that it was a simple case of gall bladder removal. We had been so worried that there was something wrong with her liver, but he said her liver is fine.
Well must go, am going to be thrown out now, as they are closing the internet room.