Oh my! Did Cristal’s house truly catch on fire? How dreadful! I do hope that no one was injured! How terrible the last time a house caught on fire it burned all the way to the ground! It was Elizabeth’s apartment and so she moved in with us, her neighbors. Did you know that story? Is the hair salon still standing? I do hope so, indeed, for I really must get my hair styled in the near future. I know that sounds rather selfish of me to speak of styling one’s hair after such a tragedy has occurred, but if you could see my hair at this moment you would most readily agree with me on this point. I have never been fishing before because you see, fishing is a sport reserved mostly for men. Ladies are not often seen performing such a task, at least to my knowledge. However, this is just what I have been told from my Grandmary. There are certainly different points of view on this subject. Take my Aunt Cornelia as an example. She is devoted to obtaining the vote for women and would have absolutely no objection whatsoever to ladies fishing! In fact, I do believe she would readily encourage it! How is your family? And Peder?
Sincerely, your cousin, Rebecca