|Collection||Irish Emigration Database|
|Origin||Plumbridge, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland|
|Destination||Essex, Ontario, Canada|
|Recipient||Smyth, James Alexander|
|Source||Copyright Retained by Mr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge, Co Tyrone, Castledamph@btinternet.com|
|Archive||Mr & Mrs J Smyth|
24th March 1921.
I promised to write to you the day you left but day after day I put it off.
We are on holidays now until the 12th April. I like the Academy much better than the Model although it is much harder and more lessons to do.
I am not going in for the Intermediate as Mr Perdue thinks I do not know enough Latin and French. Bertie or I have not made up our minds what we will be yet, Bertie says he would like to be an Engineer and I think I would like to be a music teacher as mother has told you.
The Duncan family from Cloghog left Eden for New Zealand on Tuesday. I hear they were very sorry leaving and it was very hard on old Mrs Duncan as she will never likely see them again. Aunt Martha is up since the day they left.
Maud is geting [getting?] a big girl, she was down here on Thursday to say good-bye. Mother bought her bicycle for me so that we all have bicycles at last. Uncle John is at home since Xmas [Christmas] owing to a strike. Papa is geting [getting?] ready to build the barn, he had Mick Ward's lorry to draw the lime from Bond's Glen, and the timber from Baronscourt saw mills. He is also dividing our big bedroom into two, he has opened a door at the top of the stairs, so we will have a decent house yet.
I think this is all I have got to say as mother has told you all the news. I will write to you soon again.
Your loving niece,
Transcribed by John Hunter