I love playing with paper dolls! In fact I got some beautiful fashion paper dolls for Christmas this year, would you care to see them? My mother does not allow me to wear perfume. She hardly wears it herself! I am going to make veal balls and baked pumpkin pudding for dinner this afternoon. Have you ever tried those recipes? I do despise veal balls and I sneak mine to Scruffy whenever I can, for he finds them delightful! I would just love to be in Suzanne’s fashion show again this year! Were you in it last time? Oh Teresa! That is such an elegant idea! We simply must have a stand at the festival and sell lacey handkerchiefs and embroidered tablecloths and such things. I am afraid that I am not very skilled at needlework and that you are much more accomplished than I, but ‘twould be such fun! I’m sure my mother would approve of the idea! How rude of the Montoya’s horse to eat Mr. Hawkins’ lilac bushes! I hope that Quackers hasn’t been eaten yet! Is Samantha going to start Proper School? I miss it so!
Love, your best friend forever, Rachel