19th June 1941

Cycled over to the Belfields’ at Dedham tonight, to help Penelope cart hay. Hot. Made myself very, very tired, and felt ill on the way back. Anne Hughes-Stanton came over from Stratford, a strange moody child, dark and rather handsome. All she wanted to talk about was her recent appendicitis operation.

2 comments:

Frank said...

E.J., are you quite alright? It's been several days now of hearing nothing from you, and you mentioned feeling unwell on the 19th. Certainly the invasion of the USSR by Germany hasn't struck you quite that mute has it?

Here's hoping you've just taken a few days off to enjoy the summer weather and the recent lull in air raids.

Regards from Texas.

E J Rudsdale said...

Thanks for your concern, Frank. I'm afraid that E.J. must be unwell at this time as there is an unexplained and uncharacteristic blank in the diary over these days. However, he will be making a return shortly and will certainly have an opinion on the recent turn of events in the war! Thanks for your interest and best wishes, CP