• Letters to Stanford


27 P C

18 July 75

My dear Derek,

Many thanks ys yesterday. I see
that it arrived in 1 day being 1st
class. (I think the P.C. don't give
a damn about 2nd class stuff and I
read that most people send letters
2nd now. When we write about dates it
may be safer to give in to the buggers
and send by 1st xxxxx class.)

YES. Wednes., 23 July at Europa,
from 3 onwards. Fine.

Note what you x say about FV. Yes,
you may be right about a recovery. Of
course he's 15 yrs older,rather over-
weight now and shows xxxxx years -
walks like quite an elderly man - has
very slow physical and mental reactions.
Very sad.

As for LG, I think he’s a case of
sheer disappointment. He's a hard
tryer,a real Ulsterman in that respect,
but he always seems to aim at
unrealisable goals. And he won't take
advice which he construes as one-up-
manship and malice. Sad in a different
kind of way. You’re right - he can’t
take middle-age and just keeps cursing
it. Which doesn’t help.

1975 Jul 18th
LHL, "GreacenStanford260", Northern Ireland Literary Archive, accessed Fri, 04/19/2024 - 16:45, https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/content/greacenstanford260