"Will you please send post card from Lucy you will see in letter rack as I want address. Key at Mrs Waites. Write and tell you more tomorrow. Don't forget plants. Love from Mary".
An old picture postcard - acquired who knows where. I have been to Jervaulx Abbey, it is a pleasant spot and this rather rusty photograph doesn't do it justice. The message is prosaic, but so what? Life is prosaic : made up of forgotten addresses and unwatered plants. In the case of Mary we can see what happens when Miss E Craddock forgets to prune the bushes. Here is a picture of "The Rookery" today.