April 12 - 82
Dear Brother Will,
To say that I was surprised to receive a letter from you does not express my feelings, but I was awfully glad to get it whatever surprise I may have felt. I wish that you wrote every week
translate it and I do not believe you would like that any better than votre soeur (your sister).
Lunch. More [anon?]. Miserable lunch but had come of the staff of life so perhaps I can entertain (?) you a little while longer. It was indeed news about the place - It will hardly even like coming come to have the flowers + porches gone. Have you taken away the “lilies of the valley”?