May 17. Mon. 9.30. p.m. [1943]
# ASTHMA MEDICINE DELAYED
# NIECE AND BABY DAUGHTER VISIT
# LATE WEDDING PRESENTS FOR RON AND RENE
# PREPARING STUFFED CHINE
# MORE GLOVES AND SOCKS KNITTED

Wrote to Ron yesterday and Jean posted it to-day. Sent a note by yesterday’s post to Dr M but he did not get it by this morning’s post as he should have done so have not got my medicine. Fortunately my asthma settled this morning and my bronc. is much better.

Got up about 11 to-day. Annie came with baby Eileen, fine little girl, she has a small light but comfortable pram. £10. What a price! She brought Rene and Ron a wedding present an embroidered cloth for Rene and a pair of towels for Ron. Rene had arrived when she came. Carl, came too, he is a fine little boy and not by any means shy. Eff came about same time, with 1 doz eggs. She had done her washing. Both of them wanted to get to Halls before they closed. We have not washed. Rene says she has turned her little bed-room out ready for distempering. If fine she will wash a few things for me tomorrow. I am stuffing chine too. Have got it soaking and the parsley picked. Am doing half of it. Parish shot a rabbit today and gave it to Father. Rene skinned it so shall cook it tomorrow, then with chine we should last for the week. Well I am very tired tonight tho’ I have done no work. Have finished Rene’s gloves. Jean had nearly done them and also finished off her, Jean’s, green socks, she had got past the heel of the last one. A lovely day again. Father has dug a good piece more of his garden.

Karl (spelling corrected) Falkner, more usually known as Dennis, elder brother of Martin, was a toddler at that time (see 11 May 1943).

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