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!!” She obviously brings joy to those around her – but this doesn’t go down too well at work.
58 Howitt Road
Tuesday, 3rd December 1918
… I do look forward to getting your letters in the evening when I come home. I got a lovely long one tonight.
I went to No3 to grub and had a lovely tuck in !!!! You know Edgar I can’t think what is coming over me lately. I can do nothing but laugh & eat!! When I came back tonight I found your letter and went into the smoke room & found old Beard Face & the Belgian lady & her husband, who informed me I was very much missed when out because nobody made a noise and went to bed. It’s nice to be missed in a boarding house isn’t it?!!!! …
Old Shudd was all over himself this morning. He told Coonie and I that if less laughter didn’t come from our room we were to be separated !! But the afternoon he was topping. I asked him why he wasn’t always like it. He had tea with us, and was very rude to me but quite amusing. So all the ill feeling has gone now !!
B. is on leave but has gone to Scotland. He is Mrs Rhind’s cousin you know. I’ll tell you a lot about him when you come home, it will interest you more now. I tried to write you a line from the office today but hadn’t time. Joe & Maggie came round tonight & we played cards. I lost. My jumper is getting on but not finished yet by a long way…