My mother has been sick for a few days. Every morning, I make a good cup of tea for her. I boil water in a small pot. Then, I throw some elderflowers into a tea jug, and I pour in the boiled water. I let it infuse for ten minutes. After, I put some pieces of sugar in a cup in which I pour the herbal tea, making it go through a passatte [a filter]. I place the cup on a saucer, and I put a tea spoon in it. Quickly, I bring it to mum and tell her, “Bon appétit, mum.” She thanks me with a smile, and she takes it with pleasure. I hope that it will cure mum soon. I am happy to have provided a great service to mom.
I make tea for mom
Luxembourg, 30 June 1923