I deeply am sorry for not responding to you for such a long amount of time. Our family has recently gone through a move to the seaport in order to send and receive goods on the ships that come to and fro, and thereby have a well-stocked General Store in town. It has been largely successful so far, as I’m sure you know, and we are still working hard making and importing more goods to make a more diverse and complete selection available.
And how is your family faring? I have heard word of Peder’s good behavior and I must say you are very lucky to have it so.
Rachel was always such a noisy wee babe, why there were times when I could hardly find the time to do a little sewing, let alone cooking or cleaning as the little thing was so demanding!
However, she has very much calmed down in recent years and is now the best-behaved of my children. I have heard about your new home on the hill from Dolores on my daily walk. Is it a bigger house for your growing family? That makes complete sense; why with Nan and William in the same household, I sometimes wonder how they can manage to keep all of my furniture intact during their antics.
Just now they nearly burnt the house down in their haste to finish their duties and be able to work at the store.
Perhaps whilst they are gone, I shall use the temporary peace to measure for my new curtains, as I desperately need them!
Well, please do reply with all the latest news!
Yours truly, Lily Merriman