Walter E. Dandy Letter 11/13/11

89 Anson Street

Barrow in Furness, England

c. November 13, 1911

My Dear Son,

…Seems strange to be in England and you in America.… Wonder if we shall ever have the privilege of being together again. It is hard to say what or where our lot or yours shall be cast but I trust whatever we do or wherever we go, we shall be guided by our Heavenly Father.

Well this weather is not so good here. It rains pretty near every day. I feel the cold here as much or more that in the States. It is a damp chilly air. We go one place or another all the time.…

Our old friends are all pleased to see us and they all enquire about you and Pa gives you a good send off. He has been at it so long he knows how to do it. He is wondering what to buy you for Xmas. I tell him you don't need anything.

You ought to send your socks back. I did not think they were very good. You write about them before you keep them too long. Or they might say you had them a long time and if I remember right they were guaranteed for a year.

I wish you had more rest at night in your work. Wait till you begin to draw in the money like Cushing, then you can do as you please.

I got a nice gray suit. They tell me here I look champion like a young girl. I have been spending lots of money on clothes. We both got flannel underwear. Cost 2.26 pounds. New shoes, hat, suit, long coat. Pa says Walter ought to see you now. I like it here very well. But I feel at home pretty near anywhere if I have a nice comfortable home. Nothing takes the place of a comfortable home in my estimation. It is ahead of sight seeing although we are having a nice time. Mrs. Todd is very very good and kind. Do or get anything she thinks we would like. They are all very kind.

I think we will go to Ireland this week. They have been very anxious for us to get there and from there we will go to Seddon's. It will then be nearly Xmas.

I wrote to Mrs. Battersby. I have not received any reply. Did you get my other letters. Did you ever try to sell your diamond. I would if I were you and put the money on interest.

Well I wish we were near enough to give you a big kiss. No more rough necking now. I don't see how Pa gets along without it. He is enjoying himself fine, no worry about anything. When we go to the meeting and hear something good he says how I wish Walter could hear it.

Don't forget in your rush of work to remember Him who loved you and gave Himself for you. I rejoice to know you are one of his children saved by the precious blood.

Your loving Mother