A.A. Laporte Payne letter to Muriel 9 September 1917
September 9th 1917
My dearest love,
Thank you so much for your letter, which cheered me up tremendously. Tomorrow being Monday Mother & Father go to Worthing and I propose travelling to town by the 9.40 a.m. arriving at Victoria at 11.10 – if I don’t miss it.
When I arrive I will phone to you and ask what you propose doing
- tomorrow night – place for dinner – theatre etc.
- Tuesday – what seaside resort shall have the honour of your presence and who can – or rather who will be so unselfish as to put themselves out for me and my mad schemes. I leave all to you.
I think I am a bit better and I hope by now I am more presentable than I was and that you will not mind being seen with me.
We have had a quite easy time here and though the weather has not been all that it might have been, it has not been at all bad.
How are you dear? Quite alright I hope. I shall have to talk seriously to you when I see you about something – it requires a little explanation – all my fault I know – but then I am like that – guess what it is.
Give my love to Mrs Cross.
With all my best love dearest & kisses