Gracias muchos for all of la hermosa cinta (ribbon) y patterns! I have finished my Restido de Imperia gown and I am in love with how beautiful it looks! I have finished my napkins for my hope chest (I made ten) and am waiting for Mama to tell me what to do next. As to what la familia is doing on el rancho, we just had trading day with a familia, the Larsons. In all we got some bueno ladders, y hay, e fuego wood and other things. Right now Rebeccacita is weaving, Heather is sick, Antonio is being healed by Josefina, Clara is at la Dulceria, Juan is coming back from the fields with the goats, Papa is with el pollos y Mama is making papas pimientos. We are all busy and happy except Heathercita y Antonio.
Por favor, bring compliments to Gloria y Marguerite. And I just have a teeny favor to ask. Por favor send a correo (letter) to Mama convincing her to let me make another vestido (dress) this Summer, instead of waiting a year! Mama says she does not want me to, but oh, how I must catch up with la fashions! If you could do this I would be very grateful!
Did you receive the piano? I hope you did!
Amor, Francisca Montoya
P.S. Does Marguerite have any suitors yet?