Sunday, 12 April 2009

Grandma's postcards 7: Tom B. 2

Here’s another one by Tom Browne. Postmarked Southampton, 17th August 1906, this one is again from sister Alice. This time she’s pleased with the ‘long and descriptive letter’ she’s received, but as always she’s not happy about the weather, which is too changeable. Legend has is that Alice was considered ‘too clever for work,’ unlike my grandmother, who earned money for the family as a teacher. She attended lectures on all subjects, had strong opinions and followed the Suffragettes. When their parents died she ended up washing dishes in a restaurant.

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