To: Lizzie Ann, David, JM & Lona

From: Maurice Lewis (Lizzie Ann’s father)

May 3rd 1903

Dear Lizzie Ann, David, JM & Lona

We now take the pleasure of writing these few lines to you hoping that they will find you all well, as we are today. Mamma is a little better. She is just trying to go to Chapel tonight. Myself and Frances are quite well. We are having a very fine day and very quiet and pleasant. Our preacher is Mr Williams. The text was St John, 8th chapter, 12th verse – Christ being our light, we should not walk in darkness. He made some very nice remarks upon it, and I feel so glad that I have got the most of them. It is much consolation to know that I have retained something of the sermon, that I have great pleasure to look at them again and I am able to tell poor Vaughan something when I go to see him. Dear Vaughan he does not get much better.

On the day that poor Willie Edwards was buried, just at the time when the funeral would be taking place, a thought struck me that I may say a word of comfort to poor Mrs Edwards and Lizzie; and when I went there they were all alone and they felt so thankful to me for coming in and we all wept together, and they do not leave of talking about my thoughtfulness of going at that moment. Anna Jane and Ede. Came to after then and thanked me for going. A strange thing no one else thought of going. Our Sunday School no. 92. Rich. Jones and David Owen are filling their offices very well indeed.

Dear children I have not much news to tell you this time. May the Lord bless you and keep you unto his eternal glory. Amen. I fancy I can see JM going to school with the other little boys. With our very best love to David and all from dear Father & Mother and Sister

M & E & F

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