Me Dear Friend,
Please take my friendly salute. I had got your invitation to attend your dinner party. Just at the time I got a letter from home that my grand-father was seriously ill. I got, hurry to go home from my uncle’s house. I was in much a hurry that I failed to drop a card to you to this effect. So, I could not attend the function at your place. I hope, you will not mind my absence and will excuse me for this.
Please convey my best regards to your parents and my blessings to younger ones.
Yours Loving Friend