Letter 4

Dagenham

Essex

23rd October 1961

Dear Lena,

            Thanks for your letter and thank you for the photos.  They are very good aren’t they. A good memory of a very good holiday. That is the first time I have seen myself in colour.  Do you mean me to keep them or shall I send them back to you?  Whichever you mean, Mum said can she please borrow the negatives for a while so she can have prints made for herself.

            By the way, I had two prints made of all my photos so the ones I sent are yours.

            Alan started work last Monday in an Insurance office quite near my office.  The company is called London and Manchester Insurance Company.  We catch the same underground train in the mornings so I see him every morning as well as most evenings.  That is alright until I get up late one morning and don’t have time to put any make-up on.

            Now, this question about ‘a nice cup of tea’.  I don’t really know how to explain but I will try.  We don’t usually use it as an invitation but a guest will probably use it as a compliment.  I’ve heard it mostly used when people say something like, ‘I need a nice cup of tea now’.  I hope you can understand that?

            I have just remembered something I meant to put in my last letter.  I few days after you went home I got another letter from David who we met on holiday.  He seemed to be very worried because he hadn’t had a letter from you and asked me to send him your address.  As you have probably found out by now, I did.  I hope you don’t mind.  You certainly made a conquest there, didn’t you?

Love

Maureen

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