What a delight! I love the humour as well as the letter itself. I was secretary of the local gardening group for a while about 20 years ago, and in the minutes book in the late 40s/early 50s a previous secretary had written up the minutes in exquisite copper-plate hand-writing. People just don't write like that any more; it's all keyboard, or ballpoint scribble. How many of us now could make a decent attempt at writing with a fountain pen, I wonder? Any nib-users out there?