I am sorry for the late reply but I have been dreadfully ill with the influenza for the last few weeks. I don’t really want to think what the consequences of my illness might have been had Josefina not come to my rescue! I was also guarded by Kaya, who cooked me some delicious soups and chased away unwanted visitors such as Suzanne Wickon, who had come to yell at me for not being at the food stand.
It is indeed true! There is a baby on the way! It is due in a few months. It sure seems to be a healthy one and very energetic! Kirsten is convinced that it will be a girl but Kaya firmly believes it to be otherwise. The snow has (at last) melted away and Anders is eager to begin planting the crops. How is your family? Any news? Well, I really must get dinner started. I am making corn salad and it takes a while. Write soon, Lily! I will see you at the Parkington’s sewing circle.