ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS. ANASTASIA ROMANOV – 29 SEPTEMBER, 1916.
Letter from Anastasia Romanov to Nicholas II
29 September, 1916. Tsarskoe Selo. My golden Papa Darling! Again I am writing to you between lessons. Yesterday we did nothing interesting. Went to our infirmary. In the evening they told us on the telephone that one of the officers has the mumps and there will be 3 weeks of quarantine. We did not see him as he was already in bed when we were there, but at the time they did not know what’s wrong with him. How tiresome! Great, just before our departure! – Now we cannot see them at the infirmary. In the evenings Olga and I, and sometimes Maria, fly around our rooms on bicycles, full speed ahead. Olga chases me or I her, very pleasant. Sometimes we fall, but are still alive for now! The lessons just ended and I am going frishtyk-ing [?] with Mama and the sisters, although not sure if they returned yet. In the afternoon we will go to the Grand Palace, and then I don’t know what we will do. The weather is rotten and strong Gale and occasional rain. – Well my Papa Darling it’s time to end. I am awfully happy that I will see you [soon]. I kiss you and Alexei 1000 times. Your loving loyal and faithful Kaspiyitz. Regards to Nik. Pavlovich and others. Everyone sends a big kiss.