9th December 1918

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9th December 1918: Adela’s work friend, Coonie, is stopping over at Howitt Road and the girls have been dressmaking together – unsuccessfully. Adela finds it quite a challenge sharing with Coonie, as she will flap the bedclothes!! No news yet … Continued

8th December 1918

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8th December 1918: It would seem Adela’s sense of humour has been misunderstood by a distracted Edgar – and she proposes to make unique reparations! A family gathering at the Grove, and Daisy has rallied enough to consider leaving her … Continued

6th December 1918

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6th December 1918: A dull start to the weekend for Adela as there are no letters from Edgar again. Friend Coonie is staying with her at the Howitt Road boarding house and they have been to No3 to sit with … Continued

5th December 1918

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5th December 1918: No wonder Adela’s father [in Brunei] has received none of Edgar’s letters – he got the address spectacularly wrong, thinking he was in the East Indies! Not a good day for Adela as it looks like their … Continued

4th December 1918

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4th December 1918: A mixed day for Adela – work has now slowed down and she thinks they will be out of a job soon. Her Father has written from Brunei and sent her a very welcome cheque. The post … Continued

3rd December 1918

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3rd December 1918: The relief that the news of the Armistice brought is still having a deep effect on Adela: “You know Edgar I can’t think what is coming over me lately. I can do nothing but laugh & eat!!” … Continued

2nd December 1918

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2nd December 1918: Adela’s recent letters to Edgar have not arrived – she hates to think of him not getting any post, because she has written regularly – every night in fact. It’s apparent Adela is still a little frail … Continued

1st December 1918

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1st December 1918: [Edgar’s 30th birthday] Adela has had a long day out with friends, and has a fainting spell. Fortunately she was visiting Daisy in the Mater’s bedroom at the time and Nannie came to the rescue. She recovers … Continued

30th November 1918

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30th November 1918: Adela has been to the theatre with friends and the plot is still buzzing round her head. Maggie & Joe were at the Grove in the evening; Alfred is home for the weekend. Early Mass at St … Continued

29th November 1918

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29th November 1918: Adela has had an amazing day – when everything seems right with the world – despite the November weather. Her mood seems to rub off on everyone she meets. Alfred is coming to the Grove for the … Continued

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