I am not in a very good mood right now because Josefina has told me to go into the prayer room and stay here while she sorts out the mess outside.
Everyone is being so annoying, especially Papa, who is upset that Lisa is not at the bank to change a hundred into a ten so he can pay John Wickon back for that time when Josefina lost track of Pimientos and he chewed through the Parkington's phone line, so now we will have to pay $60 and they will buy a new phone line or something.
All of these girls are being very annoying too - trembling in their bootsies and going around their chores like little mud molasses people. So slow! If I was not told to sit inside here, and not pay attention, I would have some things to say to them!
And then Papa was so angry that he had a lot of the brandy when I was not looking, and before I could stop him he went blundering through town square, and I'm sure that the silly gossip chickens probably saw him.
But how is your house and the people in it? Clara told me that she heard you'd lost Peder, but I don't blame you. Sometimes there is just too much to keep track of, hmm?
But I think my half hour is up and I will go.
Sincerely, Dolores Montoya