... One of the letters was written by a man called Masclus, who is best known for a previous letter to his Commanding Officers asking for more beer, this time asking for leave from work....MOREPossibly also of interest:
World's Oldest Weather Report Found in Egypt: It Was Raining, People Were Crabby
Related to the above:
Imagine That: Earliest Surviving Secular Song Is An English Guy Talking About The Weather
...I grew up being told Sumer Is Icumen In was the earliest surviving but this one is a decade or two older, as the post points out.
Adios cuckoo, hello English guy griping* about the cold and wind....