It was just wonderful to receive a letter from you on this lovely snowy day, so that I have something to do as I watched Josefina practice the Sugar Plum solo across the street at the Nutcracker theater… I love this season so much! What are some Christmas traditions at your house? We just put up our Christmas tree, and it does look very beautiful now. We always bake gingerbread and blueberry muffins (we recently hired the Merriman’s maid, Sunny, and she is just taking them out now. The lemony-blueberry smell is all over the house, from the cellar to the tower.)
We are also going to hold carol parties at our house were we can sing all of the Christmas carols. Are you in the Nutcracker anymore? I haven’t seen you there lately. Do write back soon!
Sincerely, Samantha E. Parkington