Thank you for your letter. Your descriptions of your log cabin are so very quaint - you should write a travel column for the Lady! I'm sure you could make any place sound inviting.
I have not been downtown for such a long while (indeed, I believe it has been since the county fair!) that I do not know what manner of things have been happening there apart from what I hear from my husband and children and they tell me there has been some kind of shakeup in the government and the money system. I am not very interested in that sort of thing but I am glad it is all under control now. Changing money systems is a tricky business.
At the moment the rain is pouring down onto the waves outside the window and all the gulls are gone with the rolling clouds. Lissie and I are going over dress plans by the fire. Nan is teaching young Teresa Berg how to play the piano downstairs in the parlor while their governesses chat in the kitchen. It is lovely and warm inside with all the new fireplaces we had installed in the bedchambers over the Summer.
Edward and William are downtown working at the store and Rachel is out by the stream, washing dishes and chatting amiably with Rebecca Montoya. Although they appear to be having a fine conversation, the poor dears are both shivering. Winter is approaching! How is your household faring in the cold weather?
Regards, Lily Merriman