Seht mal, was ich da gestern Abend geschenkt bekommen habe… Onkel und Tante waren im Irland-Urlaub und ein wunderschönes kleines Blankobüchlein mit Buchmalereien aus dem Book of Kells und ein Tuch aus Irish Linen durften mit.
Ganz lieben Dank an euch zwei!!!
Und weil ich gestern schon so herzhaft über den Text auf dem Geschirrtuch lachen musste, gibt’s den hier auch für euch:
A mother´s letter.
Just a few lines to let you know that I am still alive. I am writing this slowly because I know that you can´t read fast. You won´t know the house when you come home, we´ve moved.
About your father, he has got a lovely new job. He has 500men under him, he cuts grass at the cemetery. Your sister Mary had a baby, this morning I haven’t found out yet whether it’s a boy or a girl so I don´t know if you´re an aunt or an uncle.
I went to the doctors on Thursday and your father came with me. The doctor put a small tube in my mouth and told me not to talk for 10 minutes. Your father offered to buy it from him.
Your uncle Patrick drowned last week in a vat of Irish Whiskey at the Dublin brewery. Some of his workmates tried to save him but he fought them off bravely. They cremated him and it took 3 days to put the fire out.
It only rained twice this week, first for 3 days then for 4 days. We had a letter from the undertaker. He said if the last payment on your grandmother´s plot wasn´t paid in 7 days, up she comes.
Your loving Mother.
P.S. I was going to send you 5 pounds but I have already sealed the envelope.