I must apologize for my delay in returning your call. Your card is currently sitting at the top of our tray, looking at me with some dismay at my rudeness and causing me to feel quite guilty! I have no excuse not to have returned all of the calls I owe. Which, of course, makes it all the worse.
Have you started on your new gown? Last I heard from you you were contemplating some patterns and ideas. Have any of those come about? What have you been doing lately? Any dancing, piano or singing?
Sincerely, Samantha E. Parkington