Aye, Lissie was indeed the victorious winner of the checkers match, much to William’s dismay. You see, he has not yet won a game of checkers with our new checkers board. I do love sending paper dolls! I cannot wait until yultetide… I wonder if mother will order me a dress fromWilliamsburg this year? What do you want for Christmas? I actually think Sonja’s behavior has improved greatly and I would certainly be willing to become friends with her again. She did write me a letter as well, and her manner was surprisingly agreeable! I am so happy that I got to see you again down at my father’s General Store recently! ‘Tis so unfortunate that we hardly ever get to visit with each other in person without being pestered by certain persons such as Rebecca Montoya and Brittany Larson. Lord, I have thought of such a splendid idea! How about we send secret notes to each other! We can hide them in the General Store underneath the fabric trunk. You see, I will be able to check there every day because I have “tidy fabric at store” on my new chores list! I do hope you agree to this idea for ‘twould be such fun! I shall run down and place a note there as soon as I finish this missive. David is William’s friend and he just fishes for fun and drops the fish back into the sea after catching them. Vulgar, I know. I always call William back inside when he is out conversing with David. I hope Elizabeth has not given you a headache. Farewell, dearest Teresa.