To: Dear Mamma, Lizzie Ann, David, JM & Lona

From: Maurice Lewis (Lizzie Ann’s father)

February 1st 1903

Dear Mamma, Lizzie Ann, David, JM & Lona

We now take the pleasure of writing these few lines to you hoping to find you all pretty well and so glad to see that Lizzie Ann is getting better so nicely. That is much to be thankful to our heavenly father for his great love and mercy to us all. I am quite well and Frances is keeping up very well indeed. Frances did write to Johnny the day after Mamma left but we have not had a letter here.

We are having a very nice Sunday. Mr Williams our preacher – the text was this morning Luke, 5th chapter, 4 & 6th verses about casting the net into the sea and they had a great catch. They obeyed the Saviour’s command, they poor men had been toiling all night and taken nothing. He made several very good remarks. The school – 77. I was teaching a class of young girls but I would rather be with the class last Sunday. Vaughan Owen does not get much better. Lilly is at home today.

So I have not much news. Glad that the eggs arrived safe. We are getting on quite comfortable at home. Dear Mamma, so glad that you are keeping up and that you are busy with the children. Tell J.M. to be a good boy and Lona a good girl. Taid says so. Very best love to David. So we conclude with our very best love to all.

From Dada, Frances.

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