To: Lizzie Ann, David, JM & Lona

From: Maurice Lewis (Lizzie Ann’s father)

April 12th 1903

Dear Lizzie Ann, David, JM & Lona

We now take the pleasure of writing these few lines to you hoping that you are all quite well and Frances and myself are very well. Mamma says her back is a little better. It’s very stormy here sometimes today. Hailstones and snow. Frances was very successful on Good Friday with every party and solo that she sang. Success in everything, besides the adjudicator gave to the quartet party of which she was the conductor, a new piece and asked them to sing and they did so at first sight correct and had a small prize for doing so. Dear Lizzie Ann perhaps after these things my mind is going too much but I like you to know.

We have no preacher today and there are many away. We must get on as best we can with his help. I was thinking about David and JM being to Chapel and walking home I think it was a very happy and quiet time to think of what had been spoken from the pulpit. Dear JM, did he know anything about it? Could not he remember the amen at the end? Poor Catherine Morgan was buried last week. David V Owen is At Home today. Poor Vaughan does not get much better. He bears up like a very great Christian. Our School no. 83. May God’s blessing be upon you dear children.

From Father, Mother & Frances.

Very best love to David.

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