April 2 Tuesday

Rosa came, with chair cover for my Mesquida chair.
Alice's kittens gone. Went and found them.
Framed Claudius coin in cork. Made starfish, cork, bamboo, crab construction.
Went to village to see Gelat who has a sore place on his groin from scratching a bite, in bed.
To sea with Karl & Solomon 1. Bathed. Gave Solomon his first swim. Brought up wooden post for Laura's stand, channelled by borer beetles also pebbles. Laura tired went to bed. I had supper in bed. No letters.
The Dutch anemones are all flowering now.
Shoes from local shoe maker. 25 pts to pay.
Marguerite bushes beginning to flower properly. ×××× [scribbled out]

Editorial Notes

1RG's dog. "Salamon" has now become "Solomon". KG

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Mesquida

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    The dining room in Canellun was called the Mesquida after a painting hanging in it. WG

People Mentioned

  • Laura

    Riding, Laura
    (1901-91) American poet. Laura Riding (née Reichenthal; then Laura Gottschalk).
  • Karl/Carl

    Goldschmidt, Karl
    Karl Goldschmidt, later Kenneth Gay: Graphic artist, friend and secretary of Robert Graves and Laura Riding since 1934. R. G. spells both as Carl and Karl.
  • Rosa

    Dress maker. Also made cushions, seat covers, etc. WG
  • Gelat

    Más, Juan Marroig
    Juan Marroig Mas, called Gelat: Landowner on Deyá and friend of Robert Graves and Laura Riding (L.R. & R.G.'s factotum. W.G.)