To: Lizzie Ann, David, JM & Lona

From: Maurice Lewis (Lizzie Ann’s father)

March 8th 1903

Dear Lizzie Ann, David, JM & Lona

We take the pleasure of writing few lines to you hoping that you are all quite well as we are all pretty well at present. It is a very fine day and we have every thing that we can desire – nice services, John Davies (Berriew) is the preacher this morning. Text was 1st Samuel, 2nd chapter, 8th verse. I enjoyed it very much. It’s Hannah’s prayer. A few verses here are very beautiful to read. He said that this woman lived in the time of Judges but she was a poet as was also Deborah. I listened with rapture to it all and felt in going away from Chapel that I had something that I was proud of to look at again.

Our school no. 96. Poor Mr V Owen is not much better. He told me that he had a letter from you was saying that he liked it very much, very thankful to you. He is compelled to lie on his back, not moving, poor man. It is a little sermon to go to him, have you not a word of comfort more to tell him dear Lizzie Ann? Glad to say that Mamma is going to Chapel tonight. Remember us to David very much and the dear children. May God bless you all. Excuse my poor letter. With very best love from us all.

Father, Mother & Frances

Children X X X