Saturday, December 10, 2011

"We are haveing Winter in Earnest," writes Ann

December 1878 and the family at Gower prepares for Christmas

Overton Decr 9th 1878

Dear George

I think it is my turn to write this week we are all well your Father feels the cold weather he has to stand with his back to the Fire every now & then to keep warm he does not like to sit in the Parlour it is too lonely.

I dare say you find it cold in the Shop we were surprised this morning to find the Ground cover’d in Snow.  We are haveing Winter in Earnest.  Franks School breaks up on Wednesday next the Agricultural Show will be held on Thursday.  I think Sill will go in if all is well we have sold two Fat Cows to go in on Monday next.

Will you be able to come home this Christmas we should be glad to see you but you must do as your Uncle thinks best the little ones are often talking about you Ellen thinks they shall have a better Christmas this year than last as Father is so much better.

They are all gone to Capt. Steven’s this evening to tea. I have not much news to tell you. Captain Jones has got back to Swansea he & his Crew were landed at Plymouth the Second Mate was drowned Mr Thomas’es Son of Hillend.  There is no account of Capt. F. Gibbs. We live in a world of trouble & disasstars.  The Lord help uss to keep our lamps trimmed and burning ready to meet our Master when he calls for uss.  With our kindest love we remain Dear George

                                      Your affectionate
                                                Father & Mother
                                                          S & A Bevan

P.S. Robert & Eddy sends their love & you must buy them a Ball each

Winter Landscape, Poland by Robert Polhill Bevan

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