A1E Or3 St 21
Dear Miss O’Reilly
Adel gave me your message about the brother. I wish I knew for certain where he was and I would write him a line direct myself but as things are would you give him many message from me & wish him all good luck & the chance of ? himself a chance which does’nt come to everyone. I expect he is a gloriously happy at the prospect of going out as you are gloriously ? but a life aloft is healthier than one in the trenches anyway & so is Flanders to ? East!
My poor old mother has apparently managed what she calls “a ? out of her chair (it sounds distinctly slangy). She bent over to pick up something off the floor & of course everything over balanced with the result that she has what she calls broken some of the muscles between the ribs & to the condemned to bed but it cannot be v. bad as she was expecting to be allowed up the day after she wrote.
Still its very unlucky is’nt it? She is still up north at Inchmarlo. Ethel Davidson will look well after her which is a comfort.
Hoping you are ? well & ? ? all good wishes to Jack
C. HS Stanhope
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