Wednesday, 27 January 2016

27th January 1936 - Mary to Terrick



Dearest Old Thing - now I feel a selfish pig - because I suppose it was really so that I could be with you for a whole morning that I wanted you to come to the funeral with me - and I tried to make myself believe that you ought to go, whereas that was only a secondary reason.  I'm sorry.  Another thing I don't want you to think is that I'm going solely because of what other people will think if I don't - I shall go because this is one way I can show my respect and admiration for a good and great man - I have felt the same for other men - it is very difficult to look ahead immediately without sighing for things and people that are passed because you can never be sure that man continues to progress and that the finest things have not already been.

I have wondered why you changed your mind yesterday after you'd practically agreed to come - unless it was because you thought my reason was the wrong one for going - I can't see (perhaps because I don't now enough about it) that your political beliefs can affect it in any way - and the work part of it I took as a plea to myself.that I must try and remember you couldn't spend indiscriminate times of days with me just because I love you so much, because there was a lot of business to be put before pleasure!  - I'm afraid you must be even more firm with me when I put forward my wild suggestions for seeing you at every possible moment - I believe other women have ruined themselves this way before - so I must try and be more careful and sensible and you must tick me off when I run away with myself.

I love you very much and I'm sorry about the King.

Mary Pleasant.

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